here is the list of plants I planted in the new garden there, the total (approx) number is 1900 +/-.
Plants planted as of July 2021 Joyce Sobel Family Resource Center of San Juan Island.
planted as bare root transplants from 4th Corner Nurseries autumn 2020. (more planned for this autumn)
Anaphalis margaritacea - Western Pearly Everlasting
Aquilegia formosa - Western Columbine
Armeria maritima - Sea Thrift
Balsamorhiza deltoidea - Deltoid Balsamroot
Campanula rotundifolia - Harebells,
Erigeron glaucus - Seaside Daisy,
Erigeron speciosus - Showy Fleabane
Fragaria chiloensis - Coastal Strawberry
Fragaria vesca ssp. bracteata - Woodland Strawberry
Gaillardia aristata - Blanket Flower
Grindelia integrifolia - Coast Gumweed
Heuchera micrantha - Small Flowered Alumroot
Iris douglasiana - Douglas Iris
Linum lewisii. western flax
Penstemon barrettiae - Barrett’s Penstemon
Penstemon davidsonii - Davidson’s Penstemon
Rudbeckia occidentalis - Western Coneflower
Sedum oreganum - Oregon Stonecrop
Sedum spathulifolium - Broadleaf Stonecrop
Solidago lepida (canadensis var. lepida) - Western Canadian Goldenrod
Symphyotrichum (Aster subspicatus) subspicatum v. subspicatum - Douglas Aster
Viola adunca - Prairie violet
Sisyrinchium californicum - Yellow-Eyed Grass
Carex pachystachya - Chamisso Sedge
Carex tumulicola - Foothill Sedge
Carex pansa - Sand Dune Sedge
Festuca idahoensis ssp. roemeri (roemeri) - Roemer’s Fescue
planted as transplants, containers or bulbs autumn 2020- spring 2021
below planted as 10 ci plugs from Plants of the Wild winter 2020-2021.
Artemisia tridentata vaseyana
sown as seeds from NW Meadowscapes.
additional plants non-native or distant N American natives:
Panicum ‘Dallas Blues’
various traditional narcissus
behind the building is a mixture of native and plants often seen in settler gardens…. this part if evolving.
I am working on a page on my website with the full story, so far, so the public can access the information about the vision, the prep, the method and the plants and all their animal friends. It has been growing pretty darned well considering the extreme conditions we have had and what I have asked them to live with including hard pan from under old turf and inches of sand and gravel. I knew the sand and gravel would be a happy home for many of them, possibly all of them, but as they came from something altogether different I wasn’t sure. But most have thrived. Over time I am curious about how stable the “designed” community will be or when that stability might be achieved, if ever. I will be pleased if the annuals ebb and flow and some of the mor vigorous perennials don’t take completely over. The Grindelia has stunned me by its sheer bulk but Shannon Nichol, Landscape Architect with GGN in Seattle, and principal on the new Camas meadow at the new Burke told me it would be huge away from the water’s edge. It is true and I and the little pollen and nectar seeking friends are happy and fed this time of year. It also is a big hit with humans, young and old, as they walk by. so…. that is a little window onto this wonderful little garden.