Season’s Greetings!

Our 2019 holiday card was illustrated by Fayetteville artist Caite Mae Ramos. Native and edible plants are the hallmarks of healthy landscapes in the places we curate, and Caite’s wreath features plants drawn from the gardens at our properties. Working clockwise from the top of Caite’s wreath, we identify each plant below.


Sycamore is an Ozark native commonly found along creeks. These quick-growing trees have striking white branches and large leaves that turn yellow in the fall. Sycamores are found at Eco Modern Flats.

Red Cedar


Red Cedar is a native plant that can become invasive in some areas. We have columnar red cedars planted at Eco Modern Flats. Their blue berries are favorites of Robins and Cedar Waxwings.

Green sage leaves


This trusty herb is grown in community gardens at Eco Modern Flats and Wilson Park Apartments, and is included in the herb garden at 200 W Center, home of Arsaga’s Toasterie.



An Ozark native, Amsonia has sky blue flowers in the spring, and its flowing foliage turns bright SREG yellow in the fall. Find it at our office, Eco Modern Flats, and Brick Avenue Lofts.



The first woodland tree to flower in the spring, Serviceberry bears sweet berries in May. It grows at Uptown Fayetteville Apartments + Shops and almost all our properties. Berries make great jelly and pies!



This culinary herb adds brightness to many dishes, and in the gardens at 200 W Center and our community gardens, edible pinkish-purple blooms add to the appeal.

Compass Plant Leaves

Compass Plant

This native prairie plant with beautiful leaves and bright yellow flowers grows in the rain garden at Eco Modern Flats. Compass Plant gets its name from a tendency for its leaves to point north and south.

Butterfly milkweed


A vital plant for the Monarch butterfly, milkweed grows at all our properties and our office. Milkweeds are the only plant used for food by Monarch caterpillars, so we’re working to make more butterflies!

We wish you a healthy, happy New Year full of opportunity to connect with neighbors and nature! Read more about our work to curate healthy places for neighbors with two legs, with shells, and with feathers.

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