Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Lake Redstone House Landscaping, Early Summer, Year Three

Landscaping for Lake House - Update
Lake Redstone, La Valle, WI
The front yard is entirely prairie plants with Happy Returns daylily edging along driveway
In early July 2012 after many weeks with no rain, the plants are slightly smaller than usual for this time of year, but thriving.  
This landscape was planted starting in fall of 2009. The area was divided into curving triangular shapes that were outlined with 3" plugs of plants that had strong structural presence, such as prairie dock and stiff goldenrod.  The shapes between the outlines were left bare of plants and mulched at first.  This allowed installation of the garden in economical phases.  
The internal areas of the shapes were then planted in 2010 thru 2012.
Signs from Wild Ones and National Wildlife Federation identify this as a natural landscape.

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