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GARDEN BEGINNINGS

GARDEN BEGINNINGS

june 2018 front lawn plantings reclaimed and north beds prepared

Y & L  ECOLOGY GARDEN

Y & L ECOLOGY GARDEN

sage salvia

HARMONIOUS PLANT COMMUNITY

HARMONIOUS PLANT COMMUNITY

yard and lake sidewalk garden 'hellstrip' garden thyme sage nepeta

SMALL CREATURES

SMALL CREATURES

allium pollinators

FRONT STRIP BED

FRONT STRIP BED

white allium sage lavender

HARMONIOUS PLANT COMMUNITY - SPRING

HARMONIOUS PLANT COMMUNITY - SPRING

'hellstrip' gardening harmonious plant community ajuga allium sage salvia thyme blazing star karl foerster lavender

scabiosa sage thyme allium

Y & L  ECOLOGY GARDEN

Y & L ECOLOGY GARDEN

blazing star

HARMONIOUS PLANT COMMUNITY

HARMONIOUS PLANT COMMUNITY

'hellstrip' gardening

Y & L ECOLOGY GARDEN

Y & L ECOLOGY GARDEN

baptisia false indigo gifted as seedlings by northport residents phyllis and paul rebori

HARMONIOUS PLANT COMMUNITY

HARMONIOUS PLANT COMMUNITY

spring lavender nepeta culinary sage karl foerster reed grass

Y & L  ECOLOGY GARDEN

Y & L ECOLOGY GARDEN

karl foerster bloom head nepeta lavender culinary sage salvia

Y & L  ECOLOGY GARDEN

Y & L ECOLOGY GARDEN

salvia perovskia lavender karl foerster grass

Y & L  ECOLOGY GARDEN

Y & L ECOLOGY GARDEN

thyme lavender culinary sage

Y & L ECOLOGY GARDEN

Y & L ECOLOGY GARDEN

milkweed

Y & L  ECOLOGY GARDEN

Y & L ECOLOGY GARDEN

maiden tears 'silene vulgaris'

SMALL CREATURES

SMALL CREATURES

white moth 'spilosom virginica'

ORNAMENTAL GRASS BED

ORNAMENTAL GRASS BED

north perimeter bed

'LAST NECTAR' BED

'LAST NECTAR' BED

solidago

Y & L  ECOLOGY GARDEN

Y & L ECOLOGY GARDEN

amsonia allium

ORNAMENTAL GRASS BED

ORNAMENTAL GRASS BED

inland oats

ORNAMENTAL GRASS BED

ORNAMENTAL GRASS BED

blonde ambition

Y & L ECOLOGY GARDEN

Y & L ECOLOGY GARDEN

milkweed seed dispersion

FALL

FALL

fountain grass sage

ORNAMENTAL GRASS BED

ORNAMENTAL GRASS BED

fall light

SOUTH PERIMETER BED

SOUTH PERIMETER BED

SMALL CREATURES

SMALL CREATURES

grasshoppers echinacea

Y & L  ECOLOGY GARDEN

Y & L ECOLOGY GARDEN

echinacea

SOUTH PERIMETER BED

SOUTH PERIMETER BED

echinacea

SOUTH PERIMETER BED

SOUTH PERIMETER BED

The Y & L Ecology Garden was established in 2018. Plantscapes are utilized to support

bio-diversity, absorb and filter rainwater and create naturalistic perimeter borders. It is a pesticide and fertilizer free haven for pollinators. The soil holds a myriad of root systems harmonizing below. Native plants co-mingle with plants reclaimed from the property.

 

The streetside garden base was created with large, 30+ year-old lavender plants, 'Perovskia' sage and 'Karl Foerster' feather reed grass relocated from the front of the property. Plants with culinary properties were transplanted from the courtyard. Over 30 additional plant specimens have been integrated into the beds. The seasonal bloom cycle starts with early spring, low, curbside plantings. The garden's center, showcases a purple-ranged, blossom ‘stream’ from late spring to summer. Seasonal progression leads towards the sidewalk into late fall with tall, structural, light-catching, fall plantings and grasses, interspersed with milkweed.

 

Public engagement, social engagement and editorial interest is drawn by the siteing of the garden. It offers an accessible understanding of individual and public environmental stewardship. It offers an example of the contemporary world planting movement toward the duality of planting with ecological sensitivities and artistry.

 

The Y & L Ecology Garden

consists of:

  • (2) Streetside ‘Hellstrip’ gardens with 4-6 bloom cycle turns.         

  • (1) N. perimeter bed - Showcases ornamental and native grasses.

  • (1) S. corner bed - Lavender, ‘last nectar’ Goldenrod bed.

  • (1) Mid. property Daisy, Rudbeckia bed.

  • (1) S. perimeter bed - Buffer between play area & neighboring property.

 

2023: 

Chart plantings and bloom cycles.

Create QR code signs for public. 

Apply for designations

(i.e. ‘Pollinator Pathway’).

Add culinary-use clipping bed

under kitchen window.

Y & L  Ecology Garden. 
Naturalistic-style, perennial plantings

 

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