Water-Wise Landscape for the Northeast

This smart garden plan includes a rain chain, rain barrels, a dry creek bed and a mixture of drought-tolerant and moisture-loving plants.

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Use this plan for a space measuring about 28 feet wide. Below is a site plan adapted to a 50-foot-wide area.

Plant List

A. New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanus)
Alternative: Shrubby St. John's wort (Hypericum prolificum), bushy St. John's wort (Hypericum densiflorum) or other medium shrub 3 to 5 feet tall

B. Adam's needle (Yucca filamentosa)
Alternative: Other evergreen, drought-tolerant accent shrub

C. Palm sedge (Carex muskingumensis)
Alternative: Other ornamental grass or grass-like plant, one to 2 feet tall

D. Rose tickseed (Coreopsis rosea)
Alternative: Other flowering herbaceous plant, 2 to 3 feet tall

E. Downy phlox (Phlox pilosa)
Alternative: Other flowering herbaceous plant, one to 2 feet tall

F. Creeping phlox (Phlox stolonifera)
Alternative: Rose verbena (Verbena canadensis) or other flowering groundcover, 6 to 12 inches tall

G. Blue flag iris (Iris versicolor)
Alternative: Virginia iris (Iris virginica) or other tough, small groundcover, 2 to 4 inches tall

H. Green and gold (Chrysogonum virginianum)
Alternative: Field pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta) or other moisture-tolerant herbaceous plant

Use this site plan for a space that measures 50 feet wide.


Key

1. Stepping stone
2. Porch/landing
3. Rain chain
4. Dry-stream bed
5. Rock/small boulder
6. Rock-lined basin or depression

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Landscape plan by Leah Gardner
Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations (www.simutisillustrations.com)

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