Meditation Garden for the Southwest
Imagine sitting in your own garden sanctuary, surrounded by beautiful native plants and attractive bamboo walls. Here's the plan for it.
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A. Arizona madrone (Arbutus arizonica)
Alternative: Utah serviceberry (Amelanchier utahensis) or other small accent tree
B. Soaptree (Yucca elata)
Alternative: Other specimen plant with winter interest
C. Bamboo muhly (Muhlenbergia dumosa)
Alternative: Lindheimer's muhly (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri), deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) or other tall grass
D. Orange hummingbird mint (Agastache aurantiaca)
Alternative: Sunset hyssop (Agastache rupestris), a sage (Salvia spp.) that's appropriate to area, or other medium-height, scented, woody or herbaceous plant
E. Mat penstemon (Penstemon caespitosus)
Alternative: Other groundcover plant
F. Blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis) or Mexican feather grass (Nasella tenuissima)
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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