Meg Mauro designed her front yard pollinator garden in Lawrenceville following the strict neighborhood policies about landscaping. It features wrinkle-leaf goldenrod (Solidago rugosa), mountain mint (Pycnanthemum incanum), and Georgia aster (Symphyotrichum georgianum) in the fall with lots more perennials flowering in other seasons. In the back yard she has a nice selection of plants from many categories. There are vines such as pipevine (Aristolochia macrophylla), climbing hydrangea (Decumaria barbara), and passion flower (Passiflora incarnata). The grasses include silver plume grass (Saccharum alopecuroideum), wood oats (Chasmanthium sessiliflorum), and splitbeard bluestem (Andropogon ternarius).  Water plants are found around a pond are cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Maryland meadow beauty (Rhexia mariana), and yellowroot (Xanthorhiza simplicissima). Numerous trees, shrubs and ferns are also growing on the property. Meg was awarded the gold level for a native plant habitat.


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