Sensory Garden for the Northeast

Use this landscape design plan to provide fragrant, colorful plantings for your patio.

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Plant List

A. Striped maple (Acer pensylvanica)
Alternative: Other small accent tree

B. Red twig dogwood (Cornus sericea)
Alternative: Medium-sized shrub, three to five feet tall

C. Hummingbird summersweet (Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird')
Alternative: Other small shrub, two to three feet tall

D. Green and gold (Chrysogonum virginianum)

Alternative: Three-toothed cinquefoil (Potentilla tridentata), bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) or other groundcover 6 to 12 inches tall

E. Palm sedge (Carex muskingumensis)
Alternative: Other small ornamental grass, one foot tall

F. Green and gold (Chrysogonum virginianum)
Alternative: Three-toothed cinquefoil (Potentilla tridentata), bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) or other groundcover 6 to 12 inches tall

G. Rose tickseed (Coreopsis rosea)
Alternative: Other herbaceous plant, one to two feet tall

H. Sweetfern (Comptonia peregrina)
Alternative: Lady fern (Athyrium felix-femina) or other grass or fern, two to three feet tall

I. Downy phlox (Phlox pilosa)
Alternative: Other herbaceous plant, two to three feet tall

J. Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
Alternative: Other herbaceous accent plant, one to three feet tall

K. Wild ginger (Asarum canadense)
Alternative: Other groundcover, 6 to 12 inches tall

Key

1. Butterfly house
2. Existing patio

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Landscape plan by Leah Gardner
Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

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