fuchsia to orange, wine-colored and golden ninebark
, barberry in golden
We planted beautiful native bird- and pollinator-friendly shrubs and perennials, such as bee balm, great blue lobelia, swamp milkweed, New England aster, blue flag iris, Joe Pye weed, Turk's cap lily, summersweet, ninebark
, cranberry viburnum, elderberry and winterberry holly.
5-9 Bearberry cotoneaster Cotoneaster dammeri 5-7 Black chokeberry Aronia melanocarpa 3-8 Bumald spiraea Spiraea x bumalda 3-8 Burkwood viburnum Viburnum x burkwoodii 5-8 Bush cinquefoil Potentilla fruticosa 2-6 Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis 5-11 Carolina allspice Calycanthus floridus 4-9 Chenault coralberry Symphoricarpos x 4-7 chenaultii Chengtu lilac Syringa swenginzowii 5-6 Common box Buxus sempervirens 5-8 Common flowering Chaenomeles speciose 4-8 quince Common lilac Syringa vulgaris 3-7 Common mock orange Philadelphus coronarius 4-8 Common ninebark
Physocarpus opulifolius 2-7 Common snowberry Symphoricarpos albus 3-7 Common winterberry Ilex verticillata 3-9 Doublefile viburnum Viburnum plicatum var.
Norton & Company), American Diaspora: Poetry of Displacement (University of Iowa Press) and, more recently, Evensong: Contemporary American Poets on Spirituality (Bottom Dog Press) and Deep Travel: Contemporary American Poets Abroad (Ninebark
Perhaps one way to illustrate the important strides that have been made in providing gardeners with improved plants that offer increased interest in the garden, would be to look at the Eastern ninebark
, Physocarpus opulifolius.
Shrub species include redosier dogwood (Cornus stolonifera Michx.), gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa Lam.), common chokecherry (Prunus virginiana L.), nannyberry (Viburnum lentago L.), ninebark
[Physicarpus opulifolius (L.) Maxim.], nanking cherry (Prunus tomentosa Thunb.), silky dogwood (Cornus amomum Mill.) and highbush cranberry (Viburnum trilobum Marsh.).
The volunteers planted big leaf maple, Oregon ash, Oregon white oak, ponderosa pine and Douglas fir and willow trees, along with Douglas spirea, red flowering currant, dogwood and Pacific ninebark
shrubs among other species.
Reforestation crews will remove invasive plant species and replant the stream banks with native plant species such as Western Redcedar, Swamp Rose, Pacific Ninebark
, Black Cottonwood, Snowberry and Oregon Ash.
prairie phlox Physocarpus opulifolius (L.) ninebark
Erick Greene of Missoula, Montana, hikes up the brushy slopes of Mount Sentinel each spring, carefully searching the ninebark
and serviceberry shrubs for bird nests.
You can see it on the foliage of some shrubs such as lilac and ninebark
and on flowering plants like phlox, bee balm and zinnia.
Author of the Year, Meek is a cofounding editor of Ninebark
, director of