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
Relax in this beautiful backyard garden retreat and feast on elderberries, blueberries, strawberries, apples and other choice...
Plant the best berries and fruit trees for your Northwest climate, and create a beautiful sitting area at the same time.
Bamboo panels and native plants make this a low-maintenance garden retreat.