Moist Sun Garden
  • Summer color is my garden specialty.
  • Easy to grow plants that hang tough in the hot sun.
  • Plenty of food and cover for my bird friends and me.
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    Ornamental Grasses

    Low Grasses

    Deschampsia cespitosa (Pixie Fountain Tufted Hair Grass) Deschampsia cespitosa (Pixie Fountain Tufted Hair Grass)

    Medium to Tall Grasses

    Sporobolus heterolepis (Dwarf Prairie Dropseed) Sporobolus heterolepis (Dwarf Prairie Dropseed)
    Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass) Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)
    Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass) Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)

    Perennials

    Low Perennials

    Salvia lyrata (Lyre-leaved Sage) Salvia lyrata (Lyre-leaved Sage)

    Medium Perennials

    Aster novae-angliae (Vibrant Dome New England Aster) Aster novae-angliae (Vibrant Dome New England Aster)
    Athyrium filix-femina (Lady Fern) Athyrium filix-femina (Lady Fern)
    Solidago rugosa (Goldenrod) Solidago rugosa (Goldenrod)

    Medium to Tall Perennials

    Aruncus dioicus (Goat's Beard) Aruncus dioicus (Goat's Beard)
    Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot) Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)
    Asclepias incarnata (Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed) Asclepias incarnata (Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed)
    Verbena hastata (Blue Vervain or Swamp Verbena) Verbena hastata (Blue Vervain or Swamp Verbena)
    Rudbeckia triloba (Three-lobed Coneflower) Rudbeckia triloba (Three-lobed Coneflower)
    Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's Root) Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's Root)
    Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant) Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant)
    Eupatorium dubium (Dwarf Joe Pye Weed) Eupatorium dubium (Dwarf Joe Pye Weed)
    Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed) Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed)

    Trees and Shrubs

    Conifers

    Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Red Cedar) Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Red Cedar)
    Chamaecyparis thyoides (Atlantic White Cedar) Chamaecyparis thyoides (Atlantic White Cedar)

    Deciduous Trees

    Amelanchier canadensis (Shadblow) Amelanchier canadensis (Shadblow)
    Magnolia virginiana (Sweetbay Magnolia) Magnolia virginiana (Sweetbay Magnolia)
    Nyssa sylvatica (Black Gum) Nyssa sylvatica (Black Gum)
    Quercus bicolor (Swamp White Oak) Quercus bicolor (Swamp White Oak)
    Cornus racemosa (Gray Dogwood) Cornus racemosa (Gray Dogwood)
    Betula nigra (River Birch) Betula nigra (River Birch)

    Medium to Tall Perennials

    Cornus amomum (Silky Dogwood) Cornus amomum (Silky Dogwood)

    Medium to Tall Shrubs

    Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry) Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)
    Sambucus racemosa (Red Elderberry) Sambucus racemosa (Red Elderberry)
    Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood) Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)
    Viburnum trilobum (American Cranberry Viburnum) Viburnum trilobum (American Cranberry Viburnum)
    Itea virginica (Virginia Sweetspire) Itea virginica (Virginia Sweetspire)
    Aronia arbutifolia (Red Chokeberry) Aronia arbutifolia (Red Chokeberry)
    Lindera benzoin (Spicebush) Lindera benzoin (Spicebush)
    Clethra alnifolia (Ruby Spice Summer Sweet) Clethra alnifolia (Ruby Spice Summer Sweet)
    Salix discolor (Pussy Willow) Salix discolor (Pussy Willow)
    Clethra alnifolia (Hummingbird Summer Sweet) Clethra alnifolia (Hummingbird Summer Sweet)
    Sambucus canadensis (Elderberry) Sambucus canadensis (Elderberry)
    Cephalanthus occidentalis (Button Bush) Cephalanthus occidentalis (Button Bush)
    Cornus sericea (syn. Cornus stolonifera)
    Clethra alnifolia (Summer Sweet Bush) Clethra alnifolia (Summer Sweet Bush)
    Ilex verticillata (Red Sprite Winterberry)
    Ilex verticillata (Winter Red Winterberry) Ilex verticillata (Winter Red Winterberry)
    Cornus sericea (Red-Osier Dogwood) Cornus sericea (Red-Osier Dogwood)
    Ilex glabra (Inkberry) Ilex glabra (Inkberry)
    Ilex verticillata (Winterberry) Ilex verticillata (Winterberry)
    Spiraea alba var. latifolia (Meadowsweet)
    Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides (Witherod Viburnum)
    Physocarpus opulifolius (Common Ninebark) Physocarpus opulifolius (Common Ninebark)
    Spiraea tomentosa (Steeplebush) Spiraea tomentosa (Steeplebush)

    Small Shrubs

    Vaccinium angustifolium (Lowbush Blueberry) Vaccinium angustifolium (Lowbush Blueberry)