Soooo... it's been a long time since I posted in this thread. I put in a new shade garden and rock pathway in some troublesome spots where nothing grows under some maple trees. here's hoping the shade-loving stuff I planted doesn't die! Shade Garden: This is full of native Canadian forest plants: 3 types of fern, wood poppy, 1 trillium, solomon's seal, Canada Wild Ginger, Virginia Bluebells, Virgin's Bower (a native clematis) and northern bush honeysuckle. Rock Path: It starts at the front walkway and goes all the way around the side of the house to the backyard gate. T'is a vast improvement over the hard-packed dirt that was there before.