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
This landscape plan will give gardeners in the Rockies and High Plains a fragrant, colorful "wrap" for any patio.
Winterberry, red-osier dogwood and hyacinth bean help provide color throughout the seasons in this beautiful garden design.
Ninebark, prairie sage, snowberry and other native plants help make the best use of rainfall in this earth-friendly garden design.