Let Your Foundation Gardens Say ‘Welcome Home’ to Native Plants

Room 11

How can we help beautiful native plants thrive in that traditional bastion of boxwoods and pachysandra, the foundation garden? In this one-hour session, landscape designer Kathy Connolly will focus on native shrubs, small trees, and perennials that suit foundation area gardens. She’ll also explore some of the special design challenges associated with this part of the landscape, talk about native species and their “nativars,” look at native substitutes for traditional foundation plants, and identify deer-resistant selections. Handouts will include useful lists of plants and design resources.

Gardening Basics Landscaping