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Garnetwood Park Project - 2008 Pix
 
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East side of the bed, June 2008

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2005

June 2005 - the east most sign section
2008


July 2008 - Pretty drastic change - we may even be looking at a bit on the overgrown side here.  the only things that are not doing well this year are the Feverfew and the Eupatorium which are being overwhelmed.  Well - I know what we'll be doing this fall!

June 2005 This is the wesmost sign


June 2008 - I think this bed has come a LONG way since the first snap I took in June 2005!  Again, the barespots represent areas where the plant thief has pillaged.

This is the west side of the entire bed area  2005

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June 2008 - Our ribbon Grass has grown in nicely, as have the day lilies and Euphorbias - the barespots at the front are thanks to the plant thief who removed various sedums and perennial Gerandiums we had there.


Part of the midsection of this large bed June 2005

We're still happy that we took those Cedars down, but we wish that the stumps hadn't been cut so low - Brenda wanted them about a foot higher, and it looks like she was right - the tall perennials in front almost obscure the fence now.



June 2008 Our natural cedar fence project has matured and allows people to see the flowering crabs at the back section, which were previously hidden by the Red Cedars.  the Campanula at the front are C. glomerata and were a donation from  GN member Norma Clark. They love it there and grew much too high for front of the border!

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2007
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Looking east along our project in June 2007
BEFORE -  June 2005

This is the eastmost sign  - June 2005
AFTER  -   2007

Here is the same bed  June 2007 - it's third year.  The Wooly Thyme at the very front of the border has been plundered by thieves and is now looking patchy.

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This is the wesmost sign  June 2005

Here is the same bed August 2007 - the empty patches are where plants were removed by a thief. The various plant donations have grown in very nicely since we planted them in June 2005. The Black Widow perennial Geraniums are showing signs of being way taller than we expected - and the various Sedums at the front are busy overgrowing the Wooly Thyme!

This is the west side of the entire bed June 2005. This big clump of Yarrow got divided up and moved to a different part of the bed.

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September 2007 -  This end of the bed is not irrigated, because it's out of range, so we've had to use extremely draught resistant plants. We have added a large clump of Ribbon grass and 2 varieties of Euphorbia as well as some Artemesia pontica, which can be seen growing the a clump in the foreground

The midsection of this large bed June 2005

We always planned to remove those old Red Cedars, and when we finally did in June 2007, we were really happy about it.

June 2007 - we've now removed the old Red Cedars, added some new plants in the foreground, moved some of the Iris and the grasses around, moved the huge Yellow Yarrow to a different area and have continued to build the front border using sedums and Lamium which were donated by GN members

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2006
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Garnetwood Park Project - 2006 Phase3 Pix
 
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Ongoing Plans - Mid July

In this second phase, we   added some donated material from PlantWorld On Eglinton
Joe Pye Weed from Plant World

 Ponytrail.
Vera Jameson Sedum from Longos....



The third phase took place in September 2005, once the weather  cooled slightly and we  had a good rain. At that time we planned to move some existing material to the back of the beds. This  included bumaldi Spirea  and potentilla.

Also at that time we added some additional low-grow material to the front of the beds. This included Wooly Thyme,  and  Sedum spatufolium.  Also, some white and pink yarrow and some wild Aster to the mid section.                                   

BEFORE - 2005

This is the eastmost sign and designated bed section before.  We think the comparison is pretty dramatic for just one year!
AFTER - June 2006

June 2006 The ugly water sensor is almost hidden!

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This is the wesmost sign and designated bed area before.  There were plenty of Blue Fescue and Iris in this section that we were able re-use.

June 2006 the perennial Geraniums have grown a lot since the first year and are clumping nicely.

June 2005 - This is the west side of the entire bed area  before. 

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June 2006 Doesn't look like a big improvement - New Grass, Iris split up, Euphoribia are in place in the foreground.  Lack of irrigation at this end of the bed means it takews longer for things to happen.  See what happens here in susequent years!


June 2005 - Part of the midsection of this large bed

Jason was able to obtain some grasses and Rudbeckia. These large grasses we planted back in 2005, in front of the red cedars, you can just see them behind the Iris and Yarrow.  By the fall of 2006 the grasses were about 7 foot tall.

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Garnetwood Park Project - July 2005 Phase 1 Pix
 
 Photo Copyright Louise Peacock

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Ongoing Plans

In this first phase, we have simply re-used existing material and added some donated material from Tiveron's on Camilla Road,
Black Widow Cranesbill from Tiverons

and from Longos on Rathburn road at Ponytrail.
Vera Jameson Sedum from Longos....

Also some Feverfew from GN member Norma Clark

The second phase took place  mid July 2005 .  In Phase 2 we add a few more donated plants for the back of the bed. These include Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium) and Russian Sage (Perovskia), and  some purple Cranesbill for the front of the bed, interplanted with the newly planted white Cransebill.

The third phase took place in September 2005, once the weather cooled slightly. At that time we  moved some existing material to the back of the beds. This included bumaldi Spirea  and  potentilla - all very deeply rooted and well established plants

Also at that time we will be added some low-grow material to the front of the beds. This included Wooly Thyme,  and  Sedum spatufolium.  Also, some white and pink yarrow to the mid section.                                   

BEFORE - June 2005

This is the eastmost sign and designated bed section before.  One of the constraints with this bed is that there is a water access at the front of the bed.
July - 2005

Here is the same bed after Jason  and I weeded, deadheaded the iris and added wood chips, and we moved around some existing plants - Blue Fescue, Iris and Day lilies, and added the donated plants.

This is the wesmost sign and designated bed area before.  There were plenty of Blue Fescue and Iris in this section that we were able re-use.

Here is the same bed after Jason  and I weeded, deadheaded the iris and added wood chips,  and added the donated plants, which are pretty small right now.

This is the west side of the entire bed area  before. 

The same area, after Jason and I weeded and added woodchips. This was not originally part of the GN project, but I just fell into the habit of helping Jason once I'd finished with our sections! That big Yarrow was split and a piece moved to the other end.

Part of the midsection of this large bed before

the same section after Jason and I weeded, deadheaded the iris and added wood chips.  We didin't have enough donated plants to add anything at the time, but Jason went around to some other Park gardeners and arranged to get some extra material.  We would be planting that in the next couple of months.

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