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Plant Particulars

Plant Particulars

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P1110070 Late October, 2013 - service locate markings prior to the planting of our tulip tree by the city. The 'northern' garden on the far side of our sidewalk (where...
1   Late October, 2013 - service locate markings prior to the planting of our tulip tree by the city. The 'northern' garden on the far side of our sidewalk (where the silver maple used to stand) was dug and planted just a few weeks earlier.
P1110092 On October 29, 2013 our new tulip tree was delivered. It wasn't much to look at.
2   On October 29, 2013 our new tulip tree was delivered. It wasn't much to look at.
P1110107 A few days later the tree stands ~9 feet tall all by itself on a frosty lawn.
3   A few days later the tree stands ~9 feet tall all by itself on a frosty lawn.
P1110758 May 23, 2014 the tulip tree bed has been expanded and made ready for new perennials. The first leaves seem rather sporadic.
4   May 23, 2014 the tulip tree bed has been expanded and made ready for new perennials. The first leaves seem rather sporadic.
P1120764 May 27 - the special orders from Vineland Nurseries have been planted. Clockwise from bottom left: Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida...
5   May 27 - the special orders from Vineland Nurseries have been planted. Clockwise from bottom left: Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida columnifera), Prairie Sun (Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun', Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata), Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum).
P1130041 In a couple of weeks, after the planting, the mulch was down, and all we could do then was water and wait.
6   In a couple of weeks, after the planting, the mulch was down, and all we could do then was water and wait.
Coreopsis lanceolata - Tickseed Of all the new plants in this garden, the Tickseed was the most thirsty. But it was the first to give a good show (this is June 22). At the bottom left is the...
7   Of all the new plants in this garden, the Tickseed was the most thirsty. But it was the first to give a good show (this is June 22). At the bottom left is the clearly identifiable foliage of Prairie smoke. Top middle is foliage that should have been of Prairie coneflower but isn't. I never did see flowers for either of these latter two. I suspect that the top one is actually a Black-eyed Susan, because that's the kind of flower I found blooming there later.
Liriodendron - Tulip tree By end of June our tulip tree leaves were full out and healthy. They seem gangly to me, and their gatherings, disorderly.
8   By end of June our tulip tree leaves were full out and healthy. They seem gangly to me, and their gatherings, disorderly.
Rudbeckia hirta - Prairie Sun The Prairie Sun is sturdy and profuse and bloomed from July into October.
9   The Prairie Sun is sturdy and profuse and bloomed from July into October.
Rudbeckia hirta - Prairie Sun The Prairie Sun has gorgeous flowers, aptly named.
10   The Prairie Sun has gorgeous flowers, aptly named.