The Residential Gardens

The Allis’s committed to planting their residential area primarily with native trees, shrubs, grasses, and perennials, with lawn reduced to a minimum.


About the Garden

A large intensively planted native perennial garden surrounds the eastern and southern edge of the residence and transitions into meadow around their pool area. Within the fenced pool area, raised bed vegetable gardens and berry patches share the landscape with native trees, shrubs, grasses, and forbs. Non-natives, such as hosta, also grace this area fenced from wildlife intruders. These gardens demonstrate the beauty natives can provide when planted in place of traditional suburban hedges, foundation plantings, and annual beds. The constant action of bees and butterflies throughout is testament to what this type of gardening provides to enhance the homeowner’s experiences in the garden.

About the Flora

Dogwood, White, Trees (Cornus)

Epimedium groundcoverb (Barrenwort)

Hydrangeas, Little Lime

Eastern Red Bud, Forest Pansy (cercis canadensis)

Apple tree, unknown

Artic Fire Cornus "Farrow" Redtwig Dogwood (cornus stolonifera)

Lemon balm

Black Eyed Susan (Rudebekia hirta)

Black Gum Tree (nyssa sylvatica)

Blueberry, mixed all season bushes

Blueberry, mixed all season bushes

Caryopteris, Longwood Blue

Chokeberry, Red (aronia arbutifolia)


Coneflower, Purple

Day lily, Ruby Spider (red)

Dogwood, Red Twig Shrub

Everbearing Stawberies

Grasses; variety, Dwf Hameln fountain grass

Hosta Large leaf 2 variety

Grasses; variety, Dwf Hameln fountain grass

Hosta, variety

Hydrangea, Oakleaf Pee Wee, Snow Queen, Munchkin, Sikes (hygrangea quercifolia)

Ken Janeck Rhododendrons

Lavendar, Phenomenal, Munstead

Leopard blackberry lily, belamcanda

Lily of the Valley

Martha Washington Asparagus

Ninebark, Common, Summer Wine (physocarpus opulifolius)

Ninebark, Coppertina

River Birch Tree, Heritage (betula nigra)

Serviceberry, Autumn Brilliance Tree (amelanchier spp.)

Witch hazel, Arnold's Promise (hamamelis x intermedia)

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