This Saturday (9/21) starting at 10am, there will be a block party SE 16th Ave. and SE Ash St. The traffic circle planting work party will start at 10am. Bring your kiddos and turn them loose on their bicycles!
We will be having a ‘Plant-swap’ throughout the day – Fall is the perfect time to divide those spring blooming perennials. Bring your extra divisions to the swap and go home with new perennials for free! Please no Kudzu. 😉
As you may know pollinator populations are declining due to herbicide and pesticide use and habitat loss. They are hard pressed to find habitat in the city and this space will add to the ‘quilt-work’ of attractive habitat for pollinators of all types. This is the first phase of establishing a wildflower meadow type habitat in that traffic circle, which means we will be eliminating competition from fast growing weeds and other plants. Wildflowers are slow to establish, particularly in the first year, and just can’t compete with noxious weeds and invasive species. Once established they will thrive on their own.
The following Saturday, Sept 28th, we will move the block party to 14th and Pine’s traffic circle. Construction permitting, we hope to have a block party at 15th and Oak in October.
If you are interested in this project please contact Jim Forristal at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Some of the plants we are looking for specifically include these:
|Common name||Botanical name|
|California Poppy||Eschsholzia californica|
|Oregon Sunshine, Common woolly sunflower||Eriophyllum lanatum|
|Slender Cinquefoil||Potentilla gracilis|
|Western Yarrow, Common Yarrow, Milfoil||Achillea millefolium|
|Bigleaf Lupine||Lupinus polyphyllus|
|Venus Penstemon||Penstemon venustus|
|Blanketflower, Great blanketflower||Gaillardia aristata|
|Wild bergamot, Beebalm||Monarda fistulosa|
|Common selfheal||Prunella vulgaris|
|Western Buttercup||Ranunculus occidentalis|
|Blue Mountain Prarie Clover||Dalea ornata|
|Showy Milkweed||Asclepias speciosa|
|NATIVE GRASSES AND SEDGES:|
|California Oatgrass||Danthonia californica|
|NON-NATIVE flowering plants|
|Baby Blue Eyes||Nemophila menziesii|
|Lacy Phacelia||Phacelia tanacetifolia|
|Spanish lavender||Lavandula stoechas|
|Purple cone flower||Echinacea|
|Hummingbird Mint, Giant Hyssop||Agastache|
|Davidson’s Penstemon||Penstemon davidsonii|
|Stonecrop||Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’|
|Arrowleaf balsamroot||Balsamorhiza sagittata|