Meditation Garden for the Rockies and High Plains
Fragrant plants and stirring grasses bring extra charm to this beautiful garden sanctuary.
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A. Juneberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)
Alternative: Other small accent tree
B. Bristlecone Pine (Pinus aristata), dwarf cultivar like 'Sherwood Compact'
Alternative: Other specimen plant with winter interest
C. Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
Alternative: Other tall grass
D. Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Alternative: Other medium-height, scented, woody or herbaceous plant
E. Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
Alternative: Field pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta) or other groundcover plant
F. Little bluestem (Schyzachyrium scoparium)
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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