Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New Flowers On The Scene

Lots of new openings in town. All of these work well in wetland gardens, or regular gardens for that matter, and are being grown in planted wetlands, such as the Princeton High School Ecolab.

In order:

Cutleaf Coneflower (common along the canal near Harrison Street),

Boneset (shows up in sunny spots along creeks),

Cardinal Flower (along the banks of the Millstone River, upstream of Carnegie Lake),

Summersweet (also called Clethra or Sweet Pepperbush--very fragrant),

Swamp Milkweed (wet, sunny spots in local preserves, great for Monarch butterflies),

Monkey Flower (swamps).

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