2015 Landscape Challenge update

By Ed Schmidt

Planned layout of the 2015 Landscape Challenge planting

Planting design by Jeanne Cablish

Planning for the 2015 Landscape Challenge is well underway. The property was chosen by representatives of Wild Ones and Grow Native! from among applications received from Bring Conservation Home participants in University City and surrounding communities. The winning property is in University City.

Designer Jeanne Cablish has been working with homeowners Rosalie and Terry to create the design. Jeanne reports they are excited about their new native garden plans, and are already preparing the site!

Site of the 2015 Landscape Challenge - before work begins

Future planting site – note the grass killed in preparation for planting

The planting will be in both a sunny area near the street and a shady area nearer the house. The plant list has already been prepared and sent to Missouri Wildflower Nursery.

Plan to participate in the planting, which will be on the morning of Saturday, September 12. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and share knowledge about native plants and garden design.

Signup sheets will be available at the August and September general meetings. You can also contact Marsha Gebhardt or me if you wish to participate and will not be at one of these meetings.