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Plant PArticulars

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P1120763 This is the garden immediatley after planting on May 27, 2014. The two dwarf pines and the birch tree had been planted the previous fall. Clockwise from the...
1   This is the garden immediatley after planting on May 27, 2014. The two dwarf pines and the birch tree had been planted the previous fall. Clockwise from the big rock: Pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea), Anemone canadensis, Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), Aquilegia canadensis, Wild geranium (geranium maculatum). Unfortunately, most of these flowers are early bloomers, so for the summer months there's not much colour.
Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Columbine The Aquiligia shorly after planting
2   The Aquiligia shorly after planting
Geranium maculatum - Wild Geranium The Wild geranium shortly after planting.
3   The Wild geranium shortly after planting.
P1130030 The mulch is down and Wendy is already weeding.
4   The mulch is down and Wendy is already weeding.
P1130031 The Anemone was perfectly lovely for the first year and a half, before it became a pest and took over the garden.
5   The Anemone was perfectly lovely for the first year and a half, before it became a pest and took over the garden.
P1130038 Whatever the conditions of the wildflowers, the rocks and pines and birch tree remain steadfastly lovely, especially in early or late light.
6   Whatever the conditions of the wildflowers, the rocks and pines and birch tree remain steadfastly lovely, especially in early or late light.
P1130040 A good view of the garden looking towards the house (vintage 1941). The overgrown foundation planting is slated to go in 2017 to be replaced by more native...
7   A good view of the garden looking towards the house (vintage 1941). The overgrown foundation planting is slated to go in 2017 to be replaced by more native plants and shrubs and perhaps a waterfall and stream. Notice the extent of the full shade on this north side of the house at mid day.
Anaphalis margaritacea - Pearly Everlasting By July 20 the Pearly everlasting was starting to bloom. It was good for a couple of years but then quit, perhaps choked out by the Anemone lurking behind it.
8   By July 20 the Pearly everlasting was starting to bloom. It was good for a couple of years but then quit, perhaps choked out by the Anemone lurking behind it.
20141113_080323 November 13, 2014: everything is still healthy but the leaves are turning colour. Pearly everlasting flowers have lasted till now.
9   November 13, 2014: everything is still healthy but the leaves are turning colour. Pearly everlasting flowers have lasted till now.
D6000948 Year two for this planting (this is May 30, 2015) was the best by far. You can see that the Anemone has vastly extended its range, the Pearly everlasting,...
10   Year two for this planting (this is May 30, 2015) was the best by far. You can see that the Anemone has vastly extended its range, the Pearly everlasting, Aquiligia and Geranium are all nice and bushy.