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Wildflower Seeds Planted, Can't Wait Until Spring!

Written by Mark Seder

seedplanting900Wildflower Seeds Planted on Hillside by Pollinator Garden and More!
A big thanks to Mark, Allison and Rodney.

The hillside opposite the Pollinator Garden doesn't look like much now, but wait until Spring.   On Wednesday December 18, 2019, Allison and Rodney Pearson along with Mark Seder planted several pounds of wildflower seeds on this hillside as well as along the river side of the Greenway(top trail of TRWA) from end to end of the Arboretum. 

The hillside was hard raked in both directions to remove any loose grass, leaves and weeds.  Large amounts of Eyonomus vines, that by the size of them have been there for 10 - 15 years, were also pulled up.  The seeds mixed with sand were spread on the hillside then walked on to set into the ground.  Allison and Rodney provided two large tubs of Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed susan) plus a few other goodies.  Most of the Rudbeckia was spread from the top of the hill to the Roadside Specimen Garden and then to the other side of the Roadside Garden.  

If this produces like we are hoping there will be an abundance of wildflowers that will draw attention to the TRWA and provide our pollinators and birds a great source of pollen and food that will last for many years to come.

 

List of Wildflowers
African Daisy Dimorphiteca sinuata Annual
Baby Blue Eyes Nemophila menziesii Annual
Baby's Breath Gypsophila elegans Annual
Bergamot Monarda fistulosa Perennial
Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta Biennial
Blanketflower Gaillardia aristata Perennial
Blue Flax Linum usitatissimum Annual
California Poppy Eschscholzia californica Annual/Perennial
Cosmos Sensation Mix Cosmos bipinnatus Annual
Crimson Clover Trifolium incarnatum Annual
Drummond Phlox  Phlox drummondii Annual
Dwarf Cornflower/Bachelor Button Centaurea cyanus Annual
Evening Primrose Oenothera lamarckiana Annual
Five Spot Nemophilia maculata Annual
Gayfeather/Blazing Star Liatris spicata Perennial
Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia gloriosa Perennial
Lance Leaf Coreopsis Coreposis lanceolata Perennial
Lemon Mint Monarda citriodora Annual
Lemon Queen Sunflower Helianthus annuus Annual
Mixed Red Poppy (Shirley Poppy) Papaver rhoeas Annual
New England Aster Aster novae angliae Perennial
Perennial Gaillardia Gaillardia aristata Perennial
Perennial Lupine Lupinus perennis Perennial
Plains Coreopsis Coreopsis tinctoria Annual
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea Perennial
Purple Phacelia Phacelia tanacetifolia Annual
Red Corn Poppy (Legion Poppy) Papaver rhoeas Annual
Russel Lupine Lupinus polyphyllus Perennial
Scarlet Flax Linum grandiflorum rubrum Annual
Siberian Wallflower Cheiranthus allioni Perennial/Biennial
Sulphur/Orange Cosmos Cosmos sulphureus Annual
Sweet Alyssum Lobularia maritima Perennial
Tall Cornflower/Bachelor Button Centaurea cyanus Annual
Toadflax Linaria maroccana Annual
Wild Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus Annual
Wild Perennial Lupine Lupinus perennis Perennial
Yellow Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnifera Perennial