Mole Mountain

Landscape

Andropogonechinacea
Ceanothuscomptonia
Terrace
Ceanothusopuntiaandropogon

Ceanothus Opuntia Andropogon

Cedrusaesculuschasmanthium

Cedrus Aesculus Chasmanthium

Glacialeratic

Glacial erratic

Heucheraaesculus

Heuchera Aesculus

Meadow On Rock

Meadow on Rock

Sumac Daylily

Sumac Daylily

Project Info

A dramatic mountain of granite juxtaposes the gently rolling fields it rises up from, and provides the rugged setting for this xeric landscape. A series of steps scales the rock face thus revealing a green tapestry of endemic northeastern American plants established in veins and pockets within the bedrock. A simple palette of plants was chosen to prevent soil erosion, withstand extreme drought on thin soil and provide year-round interest. The plantings include: lowbush blueberry, little bluestem, bottlebrush buckeye, New Jersey tea, sweetfern, three-leaved cinquefoil, bearberry, opuntia, and yucca.