A new storefront display has been installed at the Urban Design Studio that brings native Kentucky plants indoors. The new garden features a variety of native plants growing in a large bed and on a vertical wall garden. The display is part of a rebranding effort underway at the Urban Design Studio meant to emphasize sustainability as the core of its mission.
Already, the window garden has been generating quite a bit of interest from passing pedestrians. Patrick Piuma, Director of the Urban Design Studio, said, “With this display we are hoping to get more people interested in native plants and vertical gardening. We have only had the display in the window for a couple days now and we have had a number of people stop by just walking past to learn more.”
He encourages anyone interested in learning more about the display, vertical gardens, or native plants to stop by the Studio on Third Street at Muhammad Ali Boulevard.
Besides a large planting bed, the window display incorporates six vertical garden panels called “Wally One” by Woollypockets. The plants in the display were donated and installed by Margaret Shea of Dropseed Native Plant Nursery.
Green Wall Plants:
- Passionflower – passiflora incana
- River Oats – chasmanthium latifolium
- Slender Mt. Mint – pycnanthemum tenuifolium
- Trumpet Honeysuckle – lonicera sempervirens
Window Box Plants:
- Autumn Bentgrass – agrostis perennans
- Fame Flower (Flower-of-the-hour) – talinum calcaricum
- Gray Goldenrod – solidago nemoralis
- Orange Coneflower – rudbeckia fulgida
- Nodding Wild Onion – allium cernuum
- Prairie Dropseed – sporobolis heterolepis
- Prickly Pear Cactus – opuntia humifusa