Inspired by The Living Landscape by Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy, in the summer of 2015 Christopher undertook a planting project as a collaborative effort with a few of my clients. To address some garden areas that needed more robust plantings he purchased plug trays from a nursery. These were potted up and held for several weeks to increase in size and then planted out in the fall of 2015.
With the help of Anne Brennan of Ambler Arboretum, a list of shade tolerant native plants was assembled with the intent of creating a planting mix which would eventually form a solid mass of mixed perennials. This process allowed me to provide my clients with a large number of plants for a very reasonable cost and increase biodiversity in their gardens.
The selections included;
Aster divaricatus, White wood aster
Heuchera macrorhiza 'Autumn Bride', Coral Bells
Osmunda claytoniana, Interrupted fern
Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon', Woodland phlox
Solidago caesia, Bluestem goldenrod
Tiarella cordifolia 'Brandywine', Foamflower