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Design Plans

posted Oct 15, 2009, 1:21 PM by Madison County Gardens   [ updated Aug 16, 2013, 8:28 AM ]
    We've got a wonderful design that Ed has drawn up for the circle garden, extending across the parking lot and up the slope, featuring native grasses. Can you help with prepping the areas?  Give Ed a call at 828-333-3883 to volunteer
These are the native grass we plan to use....  Check them out!
 Split-Beard Broomsedge    Andropogon ternarius

 Pink Muhly Grass  

 Muhlenbergia capillaris

 White Muhly Grass,  "White Cloud" Muhlenbergia capillaris 'White Cloud'
 Cloud Nine Switchgrass Panicum virgatum 'Cloud Nine'
 Dallas Blues Switchgrass   Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues'

 Shenandoah Switchgrass

 Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'
 River Oats Chasmanthium latifolium
    You'll notice some of the same plants that were used in the entry gardens will be used in the circle design. Some basic principles of design are repitition and continuity. So you'll find as we design the library grounds that we repeat plants and color to help pull all the gardens together. 
    Have design questions, call Ed 828-333-3883 or Susan 828-656-2729.
    Designs for other gardens are being worked on as well.  Interested in getting involved? 
    Bobbi Tousey is getting started on the butterfly garden.  Bobbi also has a lot of interest in the monarch project.  Call her  at 828-689-5100 if you want to help with this project.  They will be beginning the design process very soon. 
    Michael Tousey is interested in designing and installating the woodland garden, but first needs to spend some serious time removing the invasives in that area.  If you are interested in working on this project with him, give him a call at 828-689-5100.
    Ed McNally and Michael Redfox are working on the outcrop area and the far edge of the the parking area, across from the entry gardens.  Take a look at the work that has been started.  Its looking great!!  Give Ed a call at 828-333-3883 and let him know what you think.
    Below are some of the interesting native plants we used in the entry garden. Check them out and see if they might fit into your landscape as well!
 Pagoda Dogwood  Cornus alternifolia
 Fringe Tree Chionathus virginicus
 Crossvine Bignonia capreolata
 Coral Honeysuckle Vine  Lonicera sempervirens
 American Wisteria Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'
 River Oats/Sea Oats  Chasmanthium latifolium
 Dwarf Inkberry 'Shamrock' Ilex glabra 'Shamrock'
 Winterberry 'sparkleberry' Ilex verticillata 'Sparkleberry'
 Winterberry 'Jim Dandy'  Ilex verticillata 'Jim Dandy'
 New Jersey Tea  Ceanothus americanus
 Shrubby St. John's Wort 'cinnamon stick' Hypericum prolificum 'Cinnamon Stick'
 Dwarf Common Ninebark 'little devil'  Physocarpus opulifolius 'Little Devil'
 Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa
 Pink Muhly Grass  Muhlenbergia capillaris
 Red Twig Dogwood Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi'
 Creeping Phlox (red, blue, white var.)  Phlox subulata
 Green and Gold  Chrysogonum virginianum
    Comments or questions?  call Ed at 828-333-3883.