Designing Gardens With Native Plants Oct 2010

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Designing Gardens With Native Plants Oct 2010

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

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