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Garden Projects - 2011

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden & Bird Sanctuary


Herbaceous Plants and Ferns


Project - 2011- The Friends funded the planting of 1,429 wildflowers and ferns in the east hardwood forest, uphill of Violet Way Trail. Seventeen different species were planted. 100 to 150 native canopy and understory trees were to be planted in the same area but that project was delayed until the spring of 2012. The extreme dry soil conditions in the fall along with the difficulty of manually watering so many young trees, caused the Garden staff to wait until more moist conditions were on-hand vs planting in dry conditions and not have the transplants survive the winter. Total cost for the part completed - $2,645

Violet Way
The pathway along Violet Way where the planting occured.

Species Planted:
Bigleaf Aster
Calico Aster
Cinnamon Fern
Columbine
Early Meadow rue
Elm-leaved Goldenrod
Green-headed Coneflower
Lady Fern
Poke Milkweed
Sweet Joe-Pye Weed
White Rattlesnake Root
White Woodland Aster
Wild Blue Phlox
Wild Geranium
Wild Woodland Strawberry
Woodland Sunflower
Zigzag Goldenrod

Most species listed above have a detailed information sheet. Click the plant name for it.



Large-leaved Aster
Bigleaf Aster
Eurybia macrophylla
Calico Aster
Calico Aster
Symphyotrichum lateriflorum
Cinnamon FernCinnamon Fern
Osmunda cimmamonda
Columbine
Columbine
Aquilegia canadensis
Early Meadow Rue
Early Meadow Rue
Thalictrum dioicum
Elm-leaved Goldenrod
Elm-leaved Goldenrod
Solidago ulmifolia
Green-headed Coneflower
Green-headed Coneflower
Rudbeckia laciniata
Lady Fern
Lady Fern
thyrium filix-femina
Poke Milkweed
Poke Milkweed
Asclepias exaltata
Sweet Joe-Pye Weed
Sweet Joe-Pye Weed
Eupatorium purpureum
Rattlesnake Root
White Rattlesnake Root
Prenanthes alba
White woodland Aster
White Woodland Aster
Eurybia divaricata
Wild Blue Phlox
Wild Blue Phlox
Phlox divaricata
Wild Geranium
Wild Geranium
Geranium maculatum
Woodland Strawberry
Wild Woodland Strawberry
Fragaria vesca
Woodland Sunflower
Woodland Sunflower
Helianthus divaricatus
Zigzag Goldenrod
Zigzag Goldenrod
Solidago flexicaulis