Saturday, June 30, 2007

More planting

Newly planted Boneset at the sanctuary pond

This week, we did some more planting but this time, we planted along the sanctuary pond. We tried to plant them as close to the edge of the pond as possible. Here's a list of the plants:

Blue Flag (Iris versicolor)
Knotsheath sedge (Carex retrorsa)
Bebb's Sedge (Carex bebbi)
Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium fistulosum)
Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Swamp Aster (Aster puniceus)

The soil is very muddy and there are also a lot of roots which makes it harder to get through. Aynsley and Cheryl were there and including myself, there were about 10 of us so we managed to get most of the planting done.

The aerator was on while we were there and seemed to be working although only in one area of the pond where the water was swirling. The rest of the pond was kind of green and scummy.

The bubbling is caused by the aerator

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