Skagit County Master Gardener Foundation

Cultivating plants, people and communities since 1977

Overview

Visit Naturescape to relax and reflect in a natural setting.  This informal garden room features a variety of meandering footpaths bordered by native and non-native plantings.  Stroll the paths and contemplate the variety of ecosystems represented by the sunny meadow, the pond, and the shady corner.  Be inspired to design your garden as a personal green space isolated from adjacent buildings and traffic.

Characteristics:

  • Quiet garden experience in natural surroundings
  • Mix of native and non-native plant species chosen for resilience and low maintenance
  • Informal structure to enhance the natural shape of our plants and trees
  • An environment that supports pollinating birds and insects, as well as garden dwelling creatures, such as small mammals, amphibians, and reptiles.

Naturescape Garden Plant List

Area#Botanical NameCultivarCommon nameTreeNative
MeadowAllium cernuumnodding onion
MeadowCalimagrostis 'Karl Foerster'feather reed grass
MeadowCalimagrostis arundinaceaKorean feather reed grass
MeadowCamassia leichtliniiwhite camas
MeadowCamassia quamashblue common camas
MeadowDeschampsia cespitosa 'Goldgehaenge'tufted hair grass
MeadowFritillaria meleagrischeckered lily
MeadowHelenium 'Rubenzwerg'sneezeweed
MeadowMiscanthus sinensis 'Little Miss'dwarf miscanthus
MeadowMolinia caerulea
MeadowMuscarigrape hyacinth
MeadowNarcissusdaffodils (a variety)
MeadowNasella tenuissimaMexican feather grass
MeadowPanicum virgatum
MeadowPennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'oriental fountain grass
MeadowSpodipogon sibiricusfrost grass
Living Fence3Origanumhardy marjoram
Living Fence4Fargesia dracocephala 'Red Dragon'climping bamboo
Living Fence6Polemonium caeruleum 'White Pearl'Jacob's ladder
Living Fence9Clethra alnifolia 'Paniculata'summersweet, sweet pepper bush
Living Fence11Amelanchier canadensiseastern serviceberry, Canadian serviceberry*
Living Fence12Geranium sanguineum 'Album'white cranesbill
Living Fence13Carex testacea New Zealand sedge
Living Fence14Rhododendron 'Vera'
Living Fence15Hesperantha coccineacrimson flag, river lily
Living Fence16Philadelphus 'Buckley's Quill'double-flowered mock orange*
Living Fence17Salvia microphylla 'Hot lips'salvia
Living Fence18Lavateraannual mallow, rose mallow
Living Fence19Ceanothus gloriosusPoint Reyes ceanothus, California lilac*
Living Fence20Anemone hupehensisJapanese anemone
The Corner21Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'dwarf barberry
Living Fence22Polygonatum biflorumSolomon's seal
Living Fence23Ginkgo bilobaginkgo, maidenhair tree*
Living Fence25Heucheracoral bells
Living Fence27Miscanthus strictus 'Strictus'porcupine grass
Living Fence28Betula papyriferapaper birch*
Living Fence29Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'variegated sedge
Living Fence30Cotinus coggygria 'Purpureus'smoke tree
Living Fence33Weigela rosea (syn. W. florida)pink weigela
Living Fence34Cornus sericea (syn. C. stolonifera) 'Flaviramea'golden twig dogwood
The Corner35Cornus florida 'Rutgan'stellar pink flowering dogwood*
The Corner36Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus (syn. H. flava)lemon daylily
The Corner37Cornus sericea (syn. C. stolonifera) 'Flaviramea'golden twig dogwood
The Corner39Penstemon centranthifoliusscarlet bugler
The Corner40Hypericum palatum 'Hidcote'St. John's wort
The Corner42Garrya elipticasilk tassel bush*
The Corner43Smilacina racemosafalse Solomon's seal*
The Corner45Picea omorikaSerbian spruce*
The Corner46Cornus stoloniferared osier dogwood*
The Corner47Rhododendron 'Taurus'
The Corner48unknown
The Corner50Picea abies 'Elegans'dwarf Norway birds-nest spruce
The Corner53Brunnera
The Corner53Rhododendron ponticum 'Blue Peter'
The Corner55Lonicera involucratatwinberry, bush honeysuckle
Cypress IslandNAL001Allium cernuumnodding onion*
Cypress IslandNAL007Erica carnea 'Springwood White'winter heath
Cypress IslandNAL012Kniphofia uvariared-hot poker, torch lily
Cypress IslandNAL017Cyclamenhardy cyclamen
Cypress IslandNAL020Allium azureumblue globe onion
Cypress IslandNAL022Galium odoratumsweet woodruff*
Cypress IslandNAL037Chamaecyparis lawsonianalawson false cypress**
Cypress IslandNAL038Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis'hinoki cypress*
Cypress IslandNAL039Ophiopogon formosanumTaiwan mondo grass
Cypress IslandNAL046Acer palmatum 'Sango-Kaku'Japanese coral bark maple*
Cypress IslandNAL058Geranium phaeum 'Margaret Wilson'dusky cranesbill
Cypress IslandNAL077Helleborus orientalis 'Royal Heritage'lenten rose
Cypress IslandNAL084Iberis sempervirensevergreen candytuft
Cypress IslandNAL085Rhododendron 'Ramapo'
Cypress IslandNAL091Lavandula angustifolia 'Mitcham Gray'lavender
Cypress IslandNAL110Saxifraga rosaceamossy saxifrage
Cypress IslandNAL112Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'black mondo grass
Cypress IslandNAL137Heuchera 'Raspberry Chiffon'coral bells
Cypress IslandNAL146Rhododendron roxieanumhigh altitude Asian native rhododendron
Cypress IslandNAL159Hylotelephium (syn. Sedum) erythrostictum 'Frosty Morn'
Cypress IslandNAL161Hylotelephium spectabile 'Autumn Joy', 'Herbstfreude'stonecrop
Cypress IslandNAL162Sempervivum tectorumhen and chicks
Cypress IslandNAL166Spirea japonica 'Magic Carpet'Japanese spirea
Cypress IslandNAL176Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'blue fescue
Cypress IslandNAL201Vacciniumblueberry
Cypress IslandNAL209Meconopsis cambricaWelsh poppy
Pond EastNEP002Acer palmatumJapanese maple*
Pond EastNEP003Adiantum aleuticumwestern maidenhair fern*
Pond EastNEP006Amelanchier canadensiseastern serviceberry, Canadian serviceberry*
Pond EastNEP043Cornus stoloniferared osier dogwood*
Pond EastNEP051Hosta 'Golden Tiara'plantain lily
Pond EastNEP083Phedimus kamtschaticus (syn. Sedum kamchaticum)creeping stonecrop
Pond EastNEP107Sambucus nigra 'Eva'European elderberry*
Pond EastNEP113Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'witch hazel
Pond EastNEP132Dryopteris erythrosoraAutumn fern
Pond EastNEP133Rhododendron 'Gaiety'azalea
Pond EastNEP183Hosta 'Royal Standard'plantain lily
Pond EastNEP184Hosta fortunei 'Fortunei Aureomarginata'plantain lily
Pond EastNEP185Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'plantain lily
Pond EastNEP186Anemone blandaGrecian windflower
Pond EastNEP200Pteridium filix-feminalady fern*
MeadowNMD116Philadelphus lewisiiwild mock orange
MeadowNMD128Pinus wallichianaHimalayan white pine*
Pond Northeast EntryNNE016Aruncus dioicusgoatsbeard*
Pond Northeast EntryNNE024Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster'feather reed grass
Pond Northeast EntryNNE056Lamprocapnos (syn. Dicentra) cucullaria Dutchman's breeches, bleeding heart*
Living FenceNNE114Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry'black fountain grass
Pond Northeast EntryNNE127Cercis canadensiseastern redbud*
Living FenceNNE134Rhododendron 'Cheer'
Living FenceNNE135Rhododendron 'Holden'
Pond Northeast EntryNNE138Rhododendron 'Roseum Elegans'
Pond Northeast EntryNNE144Erica carneapink spring/winter heath
Pond Northeast EntryNNE152Rosa rugosasea tomato
Living FenceNNE155Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'eulalia grass, variegated maiden grass
Pond North (Back)NNP030Carex buchananiileatherleaf sedge
Pond North (Back)NNP043Cornus stoloniferared osier dogwood*
Pond North (Back)NNP044Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'yellow twig dogwood
Pond North (Back)NNP059Eutrochium fistulosumJoe-Pye weed
Pond North (Back)NNP065Iris sibiricaSiberian iris
Pond North (Back)NNP072Phlomis fruticosaJerusalem sage
Pond North (Back)NNP149Ribes indecorumwhite-flowering currant
Pond North (Back)NNP150Ribes sanguineumred-flowering currant*
Pond North (Back)NNP154Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'corkscrew willow*
Pond North (Back)NNP156Lonicera involucratatwinberry, bush honeysuckle*
Pond North (Back)NNP174Weigela florida 'Variegata'variegated weigela
Hedgerow Bed "B"noneFuchsianon-prostrate hardy fushia
Pond EastnoneDryopteris erythrosoraautumn fern
Pond EastnonePhysocarpus opulifolius 'Seward'summer wine ninebark
Pond In ThenoneNymphaeavariegated water lily
Pond In ThenoneNymphaeawater lily
Pond In ThenoneNymphaeawater lily red
Pond In ThenoneNymphaeawaterlily - pale yellow turns to pink
Pond In ThenonePontederia cordatapickeral rush
Pond In ThenoneThalia dealbatapowdery alligator-flag
Pond North (Back)noneQuercus garryanaGarry oak*
Pond WestnoneMelissa officinalislemon balm
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA011Aquilegia formosawestern columbine, red columbine*
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA013Helleborushellebore
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA032Carpinus betulusEuropean hornbeam*
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA041Cornus canadensisbunchberry*
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA053Viburnum davidiiDavid viburnum
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA054Epimedium grandiflorumbishop's hat
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA060Bergenia cordifolia 'Winter Glow'pig squeak
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA067Gaultheria shallonsalal*
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA074Trientalis borealisnative starflower*
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA092Carexsedge
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA094Leycesteria formosaHimalayan honeysuckle
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA095Trillium ovatumPacific trillium*
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA096Lilium pardalinumleopard lily*
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA106Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough'white calla, arum lily
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA111Oemleria cerasiformisIndian plum, osoberry*
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA120Picea mariana 'Wellspire'black spruce*
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA122Nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream'heavenly bamboo
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA125Pinus heldreichii (syn. Pinus leucodermis)Bosnian pine*
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA150Ribes sanguineumred flowering currant*
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA160Hylotelephium (syn. Sedum)
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA173Weigela florida 'Bristol Ruby'variegated weigela
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA177Astilbe crispa 'Perkeo'
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA182Hosta fortunei 'Fortunei Albopicta'spring-gold hosta, white-painted plantain lily
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA187Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'plantain lily
Hedgerow Bed "A"NSA199Hydrangea macrophyllalacecap hydrangea
Hedgerow Bed "B"NSB042Cornus kousakousa dogwood*
Hedgerow Bed "B"NSB047Corylus cornutawestern hazelnut, beaked hazelnut, California hazelnut*
Hedgerow Bed "B"NSB048Crocosmiamontbretia
Hedgerow Bed "B"NSB055Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba'Roger's flower
Hedgerow Bed "B"NSB062Fuchsiaregina, hardy prostrate fuchsia
Hedgerow Bed "B"NSB073Scilla sibiricawood hyacinth
Hedgerow Bed "B"NSB089Drynaria filix-masbuckler fern, male fern*
Hedgerow Bed "B"NSB101Geranium nodosumcranesbill
Hedgerow Bed "B"NSB120Picea mariana 'Wellspire'black spruce*
Hedgerow Bed "B"NSB126Pinus strobus 'Fastiagata'columnar eastern white pine*
Hedgerow Bed "B"NSB143Rhododendron pachysanthum
Hedgerow Bed "B"NSB148Rhododendron occidentalewestern azalea*
Hedgerow Bed "B"NSB168Vaccinium ovatumevergreen huckleberry*
Hedgerow Bed "B"NSB175Rhododendron bathyphylum
Hedgerow Bed "B"NSB179Acer circinatumvine maple**
Hedgerow Bed "B"NSB187Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'plantain lily
The CornerNSE010Brunnera macrophylla
Pond EastNSE014Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'Siberian bugloss
The CornerNSE015Rhododendron thomsonii
The CornerNSE023Hemerocallis fulva 'Stella de Oro'daylily
The CornerNSE034Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'golden Japanese sedge
The CornerNSE045Cornus sericea (syn. C. stolonifera) 'Silver and Gold'yellow twig dogwood, variegated
The CornerNSE048Crocosmiamontbretia
The CornerNSE049Brunnera macrophyllaSiberian bugloss
The CornerNSE064Fuchsia magellanica 'Riccartonii'hardy fuchsia
Hedgerow Bed "B"NSE070Taxusanglojap yew
The CornerNSE078Hemerocallis fulvaorange daylily, tawny daylily
The CornerNSE080Holodiscus discolorocean spray*
The CornerNSE082Hydrangea macrophyllahydrangea
The CornerNSE087Cornus florida 'Rutgan'stellar pink dogwood*
The CornerNSE089Drynaria filix-masbuckler fern, male fern*
The CornerNSE097Hemerocallis 'Pink Damask'daylily
The CornerNSE102Mahonia aquifoliumtall Oregon grape*
The CornerNSE111Oemleria cerasiformisIndian plum, osoberry*
The CornerNSE119Phygelius capensis 'Purple Prince'cape fuchsia
The CornerNSE123Pinus contortashore pine**
The CornerNSE124Pinus flexilis 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid'limber pine*
The CornerNSE125Pinus heldreichiiBosnian pine*
The CornerNSE130Polystichum munitumwestern swordfern*
The CornerNSE145Hamameliswitch hazel
The CornerNSE153Veronica repenscreeping veronica, creeping speedwell
The CornerNSE163Asplenium (Phyllitis) scolopendriumwavyleaf hart's tongue fern
The CornerNSE204Polystichum polyblepharumtassel fern
The CornerNSE205Adiantum venustumHimalayan maidenhair fern
The CornerNSE206Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens'purple-stem royal fern
The CornerNSE207Polystichum aff. Neolobatumlong-eared fern, shiny holly fern
The CornerNSE208Polypodum scouleriScouler's native hanging fern
Pond South (Front) NSP019Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'dwarf barberry
Pond South (Front) NSP031Heuchera coral bells
Pond EastNSP068Geranium pratense 'Brookside'purple hardy geranium
Pond South (Front) NSP090Kolkwitzia amabilisbeautybush
Pond South (Front) NSP093Pieris japonica 'Valley Rose'valley rose pieris
Pond South (Front) NSP100Uncinia rubra 'Red Hook'varigated sedge
Pond South (Front) NSP103Mahonia repenscreeping Oregon grape*
Pond South (Front) NSP114Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry'black fountain grass
Pond South (Front) NSP115Carex buchananiiNew Zealand sedge
Pond South (Front) NSP178Crocosmia masoniorum 'Lucifer'montbretia
Pond South (Front) NSP183Hosta 'Royal Standard'plantain lily
Pond WestNWP025Origanum vulgareoregano
Pond WestNWP027Primula juliae 'Sue Jervis'primrose
Pond WestNWP035Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Blue Blossom'California lilac
Pond WestNWP036Centranthus ruberred valerian, Jupiter's beard
Pond Northeast EntryNWP050Deutzia scabra 'Pride of Rochester'fuzzy deutzia
Pond WestNWP063Fuchsia magellanica 'Alba'hardy fuchsia
Pond WestNWP071Gunnera tinctoriachilean rhubarb, dinosaur food
Pond WestNWP077Helleborus orientalis 'Royal Heritage'lenten rose
Pond WestNWP099Koelreuteria paniculatagolden rain tree*
Pond WestNWP100Uncinia rubra 'Belinda's Find'red hook sedge
Pond WestNWP115Carex buchananiiNew Zealand sedge
Pond WestNWP130Polystichum munitumwestern swordfern*
Pond WestNWP131Potentillacinquefoil
Pond WestNWP147Rhododendron occidentale 'Irene Koster'deciduous western azalea*
Pond WestNWP150Ribes sanguineumred-flowering currant*
Pond WestNWP180Allium schoenoprasumchive