News from the preserves, parks and backyards of Princeton, NJ. The website aims to acquaint Princetonians with our shared natural heritage and the benefits of restoring native diversity and beauty to the many preserved lands in and around Princeton.
A nice native combination this time of year is black-eyed susan in front of bottlebrush grass. These, along with cutleaf coneflower, tall meadow rue, wild senna and other local natives, I included in a miniature raingarden planting along the sidewalk at Whole Earth Center on Nassau Street.
Some white flowers to keep an eye out for are bottlebrush buckeye (in front of Mountain Lakes House),
buttonbush (along the edge of Carnegie Lake and the canal),
and Lizard's Tail (also found along the edge of Carnegie Lake).