On July 13, 2012, hard-working volunteers from across the campus, along with our fabulous Grounds crew, planted our native garden. Landscape designer and artist Kari Brittain was on hand to teach, direct, haul plants, and realize the planting scheme. Many thanks go out to both the Kelsey Chapter of the Montana Native Plant Society and the Last Chance Audubon Society for their generous support of this project.
The garden, located in front of the Corette Library, covers about 1,200 square feet. A gravel path bisects the plot, giving garden aficionados access to the interior. Visit throughout the year to see how it grows. Check at the Corette Library main desk for a list of the forbs and shrubs growing in the garden. Questions? Would you like to help maintain the garden? Send us an email: email@example.com.
• Please join us for an open house at Carroll's native plant garden on Friday, September 14, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Check out some of Montana's beautiful native plants right here on campus. Members of the Carroll Green Team will answer your questions, give you a tour, and provide ice cream to the first 20 or so visitors. The National Weather Service says campus temps will reach 85 degrees tomorrow. The garden is located in front of the Corette Library.
• We replaced 24 plants this month, adding:
Showy Milkweed, Asclepias speciosa
Dotted Gayfeather, Liatris puntata
Little Flowered Penstemon, Penstemon procerus
Harebell, Campanula rotundifolia
Sticky Geranium, Geranium viscossimum
White Prairie Clover, Dalea candida
and removing, because they are not native to Montana:
Blazing Star, Liatris spicata
Rocky Mountain Penstemon, Penstemon strictus
In pictures, the July 2012 installation of our native garden.
Click here to download a list, with pictures, of forbes and shrubs in the garden.