INSPIRING BIODIVERSITY IN OUR BACKYARDS
A conversation at the APCA election day bake sale in fall 2019 led to the transformation of the neglected lot at Sheldon & Elm into a vibrant native plant pollinator garden.
Scroll through the photos to see the progress. We have more plans for this space and welcome volunteers to join us.
We are grateful for all the volunteers who have helped us through planning, acquiring plants, planting, design, planting, watering the garden, weeding, clearing debris, cutting the hedge, pulling invasive plants, clearing trash, spreading mulch.
Our garden is part of the Pollinator Pathway.
What's in the garden?
There are over 25 species of native plants in the Sheldon Pollinator Garden.
Creeping phlox | Phlox sublata 'Purple beauty'
Lanceleaf coreopsis 'cultivar' | Coreopsis lanceolata
Virginia Spiderwort | Tradescantia virginiana
Sundrops or Narrowleaf Evening-primrose | Oenothera fruticosa
Eastern bluestar | Amsonia tabernaemontana
Wild strawberry | Fragaria virginiana
Fringed Loosestrife | Lysimachia ciliata
Common yarrow | Achillea millefolium
Scarlet bee balm | Monarda didyma ‘Jacob Cline’
Coreopsis 'Sunshine Superman' | Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman'
Thin-leaved Sunflower | Helianthus decapetalus
Brown eyed susan | Rudbeckia triloba
Orange milkweed | Asclepias tuberosa
Swamp milkweed | Asclepias incarnata
Clustered mountain mint | Pycnanthemum muticum
Appalachian mountain mint | Pycnanthemum flexuosum
Blazing star | Liatris spicata
Garden phlox | Phlox paniculata
Stiff-leaved goldenrod | Solidago rigida
Aromatic aster 'October sky' | Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies'