Dining Room Edge
- Along the dining room edge, there are low growing grasses and perennials.
- The plantings are less formal–more naturalized–than around the Latimer Terrace.
- They were selected to provide diversity of color and texture as well as for their wildlife values.
Little Blue Stem, Yarrow and Blanket Flower
- Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a native plant with gray-green lacy foliage and white flowers that look a bit like Queen Anne’s Lace. It has been recognized by pollination ecologists for its ability to attract large numbers of native bees.
- Blanket Flower or Gallairdia x. grandiflora is a bright yellow hybrid.
- Little Blue Stem grass or Schizachyrium scoparium is a native grass that has blue-green stems in the spring, reddish-brown leaves in the summer and mahogany red seed heads with white tufts that provide nesting material for birds.
Moss Phlox and Stonecrop
- Moss phlox (Phlox subulata) and Stonecrop (Sedum ternatum) are two lovely native ground covers that lend spring color and summer greenery to the gardens.
- Moss Phlox is semi-evergreen.
- The Stonecrop is succulent.
Sea Holly and Pink Muhly Grass
- Sea Holly or Eryngo maritinum grows naturally on European beaches. It has striking thistle-like blue flower heads and spiky leaves.
- The graceful, native Pink Muhly grass, or Muhlenbergia capillaris, provides clouds of gentle color in the fall.
Catmint or Catnip
- Catmint or Catnip, has slightly aromatic grey-green foliage that has a delicate, lacy appearance.
- This Blue Damselfly rested on some catmint in the Flagpole Garden
- Blue Kazoo is a low growing shrub.
- It has blue foliage that provides a perfect backdrop for its white flower clusters.
- Also, it displays rich red fall color.
Daisy and Veronica
- Veronica spicata attracts butterflies with its lovely blue flowers in the late spring-summer.
- Shasta Daisies are simply charming.