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

River Birch (Betula nigra)

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florda)

Apple tree - unknown variety (Malus domestica)

Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)

Black Gum Tree (nyssa sylvatica)

Serviceberry, Shadbush (Amelanchier canadensis)

Eastern Redbud "Forest Pansy" (Cercis canandensis)

Ninebark "Coppertina" "Tiny Wine" (Physocarpus)

Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)

Red Twig Dogwood "Artic Fire" (Cornus sericea)

Summersweet "Crystalina" (Clethra Alnifolia)

Sweetspire "Little Henry" (Itea virginica)

Miniature Laurel (Kalmia latifloia)

Butterfly Bush "Pugster Blue, Perwinkle" (Buddleia x)

Dwarf Korean Lilac (Syringa meyeri)

Rhododendron " Roseum" "Ken Janeck"

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

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

Lavendar "Phenomenal" (Lavendula intermedia)

Barrenwort (Epimedium)

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbekia fulgida)

Brown-eyed Susan (Rudbekia triloba)

Phlox "Jeana" (Phlox paniculata)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Bee Balm, Bergamot (Monarda didmya "Jacob Cline")

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

Mountain Mint (Pycanthemum muticum)

Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

Blue False Indigo (Baptisia australis)

Huerchera varieties

Caryopteris, "Longwood Blue" (Caryopteris x clandonensis)

Bumbleberry Garden Sage (Salvia nemorosa)

Arkansas Blue Star Flower (Amsonia hubrichtii)

Blue Star Flower "Blue Ice" (Amsonia hubrichtii)

Catmint "Purrisan Blue" (Nepata fassenii)

Day lily "Ruby Spider" (Hemerocallis)

Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Big-leaved Aster (Aster macrophyllus)

Whorled Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata)

Downy Skullcap (Scutellaria incana)

Dwarf Hameln Fountain Grass

Leopard or Blackberry Lily (Iris domestica, Belamcanda)

Canada Anemone (Anemone canandensis)

Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)

Golden Ragwort or Groundsel (Packera aurea, Senecio aureus)

Japanese Anemone (Eriocapitella hupehensis)

Rose Mallow (Hybiscus lasiocarpos)

New England Aster (Symphyotrihum novae-angliae)

Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)

Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Northern or Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis)

Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostihoides)

Cinnamon Fern (Osmundastrum cinnamoneum)

Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)

Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

Herb and Vegetable gardens

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