Aaron and Angie have been enjoying growing native plants in their yard for the past 12 years. The front yard has been kept more of a traditional, manicured landscape which includes the following:
- Prickly Pear Cactus
- Black-eyed Susan
- Witch Hazel (That blooms each January into February)
- Evening Primrose
The side yard was redone in the spring 2021. It includes formal garden boxes made from wood and bricks. The area between the boxes has flagstone walkways. These garden beds include the following:
- Herbs (such as lavender, sage, etc. mixed in with natives)
- American Beauty Berry
- Swamp Milkweed
- Butterfly Weed
- Purple Coneflower
- Pale Purple Coneflower
- Coral Honeysuckle on a trellis
- St. Andrew’s Cross
In the backyard, they created a terrace to help slow down water runoff to the creek below. The terraces have been planted with a variety of shrubs including Golden Currant, Wild Hydrangea, sumac, Ninebark and elderberry. Beyond the terrace, they planted Oak Sedge, a native grass-like plant, to aid in securing the soil.
Further back they have added the native Giant Cane to help stabilize the creek bank. They also have a small pond with a mix of native and nonnative plants including bluebells, Celandine Poppy, Christmas Fern and spiderwort.