There's so much that changes in the MG landscape throughout the year...we thought a plant trial and garden blog was the best way to start sharing "what's new" and "what's happening with all those new varieties" with you! Visit often for updates on how trial plants are performing in the gardens and to see photos throughout the season as we grow and change!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Piet Oudolf Garden Changes

Hello again,
The changes for the garden designed by Piet Oudolf are happening fast. The first part of the garden has been renovated, with the exception of some plants that we don't have ready yet. So yet to go into this section of the garden will be Achillea 'Pomegranate' and Achillea 'Pink Grapefruit' which will be mixed in a combination together.

Gillenia trifoliata will be placed in front of the new planting of Pancium 'Northwind' that have replaced Panicum 'Dallas Blues'. Unfortunately, we don't have those yet, so we wait. We also replaced Panicum 'Shenendoah' with the correct variety. When we initially planted the garden, our 'Shenendoah' were done from seed. There was a lot of variation. Now we have started to produce this plant from division which keeps the integrity of the plant better. So the new plants installed will all have the red coloration that the seed grown variety did not.

This is the part of the garden that we took the most out of. Limonium latifolium had taken over this part of the garden, and once removed, there was quite a bit of space to fill. Veronica 'Eveline' was planted in its place and you can see that photo below.

This is the garden now that the Veronica are installed.

Round two begins today with the removal of more Coreopsis tripteris, Limonium latifolium, Vernonia glauca, and Aster novae-angliae. There was also some spread of Aster 'October Skies' that needs to be corrected. A little infestation of Creeping Bindweed will also be removed and we will be removing the Salvia that they have crept up on. The Salvia will be replaced with the same variety. Also of note, a planting of Geranium 'Dilys' will be coming out. This was part of the original planting and a variety that we never decided to grow. In it's place will be Monarda bradburiana. Other new plants that will enter the second garden include Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe' and Scabiosa 'Pink Mist'.

Thanks again for taking the time to read the blog. I hope you are enjoying the updates. Until next time, have a great day!

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