Meditation Garden for the Upper Midwest

Native plants and bamboo panels help make this a beautiful, low-maintenance garden retreat.

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Plant list

A. Pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
Alternative: Other small accent tree
B. Red osier dogwood (Cornus stolonifera)
Alternative: Other specimen plant with winter interest
C. Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans)
Alternative: Other tall grass
D. Blue sage (Salvia azurea)
Alternative: Other medium-height, scented, woody or herbaceous plant
E. Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
Alternative: Other groundcover plant
F. Little bluestem (Schyzachyrium scoparium)
Alternative: Sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) 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

How to install your landscape plan
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Landscape plan by Leah Gardner
Illustrations by Brooke Morgan

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