Meditation Garden for the Southeast

Here's a landscape plan for a peaceful, private garden sanctuary that shines throughout the seasons.

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Plant list:

A. Eastern redbud (Cercis Canadensis)
Alternative: Silverbell (Halesia Carolina) or other small accent tree

B. Hearts-a-bustin (Euonymus americanus)
Alternative: Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) or other specimen plant with winter interest

C. Sugarcane plumegrass (Saccharum giganteum)
Alternative: Other tall grass

D. Spotted horsemint (Monarda punctata)
Alternative: Narrowleaf mountain mint (Pycnantheum tenuifolium); non-native options include lavender, sage or rosemary) or other medium-height, scented, woody or herbaceous plant

E. Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia)
Alternative: Non-native options include thyme or other groundcover plant

F. Prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)
Alternative: Little bluestem (Schyzachirium scoparium) or other small grass

Key


  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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