By James Faupel
Vice-President and Chairperson Landscape Challenge
Wild Ones – St. Louis Chapter
The Landscape Challenge planting day on September 23 was a big success! Twenty volunteers showed up, making short work of the planting process.
Rob May, our new designer, and myself laid out the perennials for planting, and gave a brief demonstration on how they should be planted. Rob also answered questions about his design.
This year’s winner and homeowner, Marlene Becker, answered questions about her yard and its preparation for the planting.
The actual planting time only took about 40 minutes once digging began.
Plants included were:
- Bush’s poppy mallow (Callirhoe bushii)
- Butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
- Palm sedge (Carex muskingumensis)
- Glade onion (Allium stellatum)
- False blue indigo (Baptisia australis)
- Prairie dropseed (Sporobulus heterolepis)
- Eastern blazing star (Liatris scariosa)
Thank you to our Landscape Challenge partners!
And thank you to all the volunteers!
- Rob May
- James Faupel
- Dawn Weber
- Tessa Wasserman
- Sherri DeRousse
- Andy Guti
- Cathy Pickard
- Bob Pickard
- Marcia Myers
- Penny Holtzmann
- Nancy Price
- Pete Klarmann
- Jane Schaefer
- Nathan Zenser
- Marianne Klein
- Susan Burk
- Chris Garhart
- Joan Featherston
- Marsha Gebhardt
- Malinda Slagel
- Jana Wade
- Sherry Ann Cordover