Meditation Garden for the Northeast
Native grasses and accent plants, plus bamboo panels, create this secluded garden retreat.
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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
- 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
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