Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ratibida pinnata and Verbena hastata in the Fern Valley prairie and wet meadow respectively

All day planting went on in the areas around the new Fern Valley "wet meadow". After work I stopped by to see if I could figure out what had gone in. Not really....I saw a lot of grasses had been planted but I'll have to wait to learn the rest. I did see the Gray-headed coneflowers and the taller Helianthus that are visible from the road. Down in the lower basin there are nice plants of Verbena hastata that, I suspect, are grown from seed that FV collected in Pennsylvania a few years back. These plants are so large they must have gone in as plants last fall so I figure it's the last of the Pennsylvania plants. I could be wrong though. Anyway they are nice.

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