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  • 1. Designing Gardens with Native Plants
  • 2. Why Natives Now? • huge movement to become better environmental stewards • landscape trend to make our yards extension of our wild places • trend to reduce lawn and use our yard more productively   more eco-friendly in our landscapes
  • 3. Neighbors
  • 4. Benefits of Native Plants • acclimated to our weather • support biodiversity • they are beautiful!
  • 5. Source: in2n8r Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia Creeper
  • 6. Know the Difference! Poison Ivy Virginia Creeper
  • 7. Dutchman’s Pipe Common Milkweed Source:randy son of robert Source: gainsheritage
  • 8. Source: Anita363
  • 9. How to Succeed? Follow MOTHER NATURE!
  • 10. Designing with Natives The Basics 1. Right plant, right place 2. Choose plants with mileage 3. Plant well, water well 4. Manage invasives first
  • 11. Using Native Plants • Screening • Focal Point • Hedging • Ground Covers • Slopes • Edibles • Spring Awakening • Summer Meadows • Fall Color • Winter Interest
  • 12. Screening
  • 13. Source: My Morton Arboretum FLICKR Thuja occidentalis American arbovitae
  • 14. Juniperus virginiana Eastern Red-cedar
  • 15. Rhododendron maximum
  • 16. Fagus grandifolia American Beech
  • 17. Focal Point
  • 18. Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip Tree
  • 19. Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud
  • 20. Oxydendrum arboreum Sourwood
  • 21. Cornus alternifolia ‘Golden Shadows’ Pagoda dogwood
  • 22. Hedging
  • 23. Physocarpus opulifolius Ninebark ‘Biltmore’ ‘Dart’s Gold’
  • 24. Hydrangea quercifolia Oakleaf Hydrangea
  • 25. Ilex glabra Inkberry
  • 26. Ground Covers
  • 27. Heuchera americana Coral Bells ‘Dale’s Strain’
  • 28. Heuchera villosa Coral Bells ‘Brownies’ @ NY Highline @ Chanticleer
  • 29. Pachysandra procumbens Allegheny pachysandra
  • 30. Source:gainsheritage
  • 31. Maidenhair Ferns
  • 32. Tiarella cordifolia Foamflower
  • 33. Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Bearberry
  • 34. Viola labradorica Labrador Violets
  • 35. Slopes
  • 36. Rhus aromatica ‘Gro Lo’ Low Growing Sumac
  • 37. Juniperus horizontalis Creeping Juniper
  • 38. Edibles
  • 39. Four Seasons = Mileage
  • 40. Spring Awakening
  • 41. Symplocarpus foetidus Skunk cabbage
  • 42. Aquilegia canadensis Columbine
  • 43. Mertensia virginica Virginia Bluebells
  • 44. Rhodie vaseyii Pinkshell azalea
  • 45. Summer Meadows
  • 46. Chasmanthium latifolium Northern Sea Oats
  • 47. Fall Color
  • 48. Viburnum nudum ‘Winterthur’
  • 49. Amsonia hubrichtii
  • 50. Winter Interest
  • 51. Ilex verticillata ‘Sparkleberry’ Winterberry
  • 52. Other Favorites
  • 53. Comptonia peregrina Sweet Fern
  • 54. Baptisia australis Wild Indigo
  • 55. Christmas Fern
  • 56. Calycanthus floridus Carolina allspice
  • 57. Eryngium yuccifolium Rattlesnake Master
  • 58. Fothergilla Witch Alder
  • 59. Pycnanthemum muticum Mountain mint
  • 60. Lonicera sempervirens Trumpet Honeysuckle
  • 61. Amsonia tabernaemontana Common Bluestar
  • 62. Camassia
  • 63. Xanthorhiza simplicissima Yellowroot
  • 64. NYC High Line
  • 65. Garden in Newton
  • 66. My Yard – 100+ Natives
  • 67. CHALLENGE!! Plant 1/3 Native
  • 68. Books • “Wildflowers” by William Cullina • “Native Trees, Shrubs & Vines” by William Cullina • “Native Ferns, Mosses & Grasses” by William Cullina • “Bringing Nature Home” by Doug Tallamy • “Urban & Suburban Meadows” by Catherine Zimmerman • “Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East” by Carolyn Summers
  • 69. Web Sites • www.gardenandthegoodlife.com • www.butterfliesandmoths.org Butterflies & Moth of North America
  • 70. Risa Edelstein, landscape designer www.risaedelstein.com 617-710-8157 redelstein@comcast.net