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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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
- 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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