Meditation Garden for the Northeast

Native grasses and accent plants, plus bamboo panels, create this secluded garden retreat.

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Plant List

A. Striped maple (Acer pennsylvanica)
Alternative: Allegheny serviceberry ( Amelanchier laevis) or other small accent tree

B. Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
Alternative: Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia ) or other specimen plant with winter interest

C. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)
Alternative: Other tall grass

D. Sweetfern (Comptonia peregrina)
Alternative: Other medium-height, scented, woody or herbaceous plant

E. Sand heather (Hudsonia tomentosa)
Alternative: Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva ursi) or other groundcover plant

F. Palm sedge (Carex muskingumensis)
Alternative: Other small grass


  1. Stone-edged patio (patio surface can be pea gravel, concrete or flagstone)

  2. Water feature (bowl or fountain)

  3. Boulder

  4. Bamboo fence, 2' x 6' panels

  5. Bamboo fence, 2' x 4' panels

  6. Bamboo fence, 2' x 2' panels

  7. Candle lantern (or solar light)

  8. Stepping stones

  9. Entrance

  10. Bench

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Landscape plan by Leah Gardner
Illustrations by Brooke Morgan

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