Meditation Garden for the Lower Midwest
Bamboo panels and native plants make this a low-maintenance garden retreat.
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A. Red buckeye (Aesculus pavia)
Alternative: Other small accent tree
B. Bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata), choose a dwarf cultivar like 'Sherwood Compact'
Alternative: Other specimen plant with winter interest
C. Sugarcane plumegrass (Saccharum giganteum)
Alternative: Other tall grass
D. Spotted horsemint (Monarda punctata)
Alternative: Downy wood mint (Blephilia ciliata) or other medium-height, scented, woody or herbaceous plant
E. Green and gold (Chrysogonum virginianum)
Alternative: Other groundcover plant
F. Pink muhly ( Muhlenbergia capillaris)
Alternative: Sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) or other small grass
- Stone-edged patio (patio surface can be pea gravel, concrete or flagstone)
- Water feature (bowl or fountain)
- Bamboo fence, 2' x 6' panels
- Bamboo fence, 2' x 4' panels
- Bamboo fence, 2' x 2' panels
- Candle lantern (or solar light)
- Stepping stones
Landscape plan by Leah Gardner
Illustrations by Brooke Morgan
Native plants and bamboo panels help make this a beautiful, low-maintenance garden retreat.
Create a beautiful destination sitting area for your yard, and enjoy the fruits of cold-hardy cultivars.
A rain chain, a dry creek bed and a mixture of drought-tolerant and moisture-loving plants give this entryway garden an A+ in...