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 Perennials

    Juncus effusus (Soft rush) Juncus effusus (Soft rush)

    Medium to Tall Grasses

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

    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)
    Chelone obliqua (Turtlehead) Chelone obliqua (Turtlehead)
    Solidago rugosa (Goldenrod) Solidago rugosa (Goldenrod)
    Physostegia virginiana (obedient plant) Physostegia virginiana (obedient plant)
    Athyrium filix-femina (Lady Fern) Athyrium filix-femina (Lady Fern)

    Medium to Tall Perennials

    Aruncus dioicus (Goat's Beard) Aruncus dioicus (Goat's Beard)
    Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed) Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed)
    Verbena hastata (Blue Vervain or Swamp Verbena) Verbena hastata (Blue Vervain or Swamp Verbena)
    Eupatorium dubium (Dwarf Joe Pye Weed) Eupatorium dubium (Dwarf Joe Pye Weed)
    Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot) Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)
    Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant) Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant)
    Rudbeckia triloba (Three-lobed Coneflower) Rudbeckia triloba (Three-lobed Coneflower)
    Rudbeckia fulgida (Black-eyed Susan) Rudbeckia fulgida (Black-eyed Susan)
    Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's root) Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's root)
    Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's Root) Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's Root)
    Boltonia asteroides (False aster or white doll's daisy) Boltonia asteroides (False aster or white doll's daisy)
    Liatris spicata (Gayfeather or Blazing Star) Liatris spicata (Gayfeather or Blazing Star)
    Asclepias incarnata (Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed) Asclepias incarnata (Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed)

    Trees and Shrubs

    Conifers

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

    Deciduous Trees

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

    Medium to Tall Perennials

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

    Medium to Tall Shrubs

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

    Small Shrubs

    Vaccinium angustifolium (Lowbush Blueberry) Vaccinium angustifolium (Lowbush Blueberry)
    Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Common Bearberry) Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Common Bearberry)