Sensory Garden for the Upper Midwest

This landscape plan provides a fragrant, colorful "wrap" for any patio.

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Plant List

A. Pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
Alternative: Other small accent tree

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

C. Box huckleberry (Gaylussacia brachycera)
Alternative: Other small shrub, two to three feet tall

D. Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
Alternative: Other groundcover 6 to 12 inches tall

E. Little bluestem (Schyzachyrium scoparium)
Alternative: Sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) or other small ornamental grass, one foot tall

F. Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
Alternative: Other groundcover 6 to 12 inches tall

G. White Colorado columbine (Aquilegia caerulea var. ochroleuca Hook)
Alternative: Other herbaceous plant, one to two feet tall

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

I. Blue sage (Salvia azurea)
Alternative: Other herbaceous plant, two to three feet tall

J. Prairie phlox (Phlox pilosa)
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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