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Prairie Smoke

plant profile: Geum triflorum Prairie Smoke is a very unusual flower. It grows low to the ground and is a member of the Geum genus. It thrives in partial shade, but can be quickly overrun by more vigorous plants. Click on the link … Continue reading

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Downy Sunflower

plant profile: Helianthus mollis Click on the link below to learn more about this native plant Downy sunflower – Helianthus mollis

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Upland White Goldenrod

plant profile:  Solidago ptarmicoides A plant of many common names: Prairie Goldenrod, Prairie Flat-top-goldenrod, Upland White Aster, Stiff Aster, Sneezewort Aster And a plant of many different botanical names as well: Aster ptarmicoides, Aster ptarmicoides var. georgianus, Doellingeria ptarmicoides, Inula alba, Solidago asteroides, Solidago ptarmicoides, Unamia alba Whatever you call … Continue reading

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Butterfly Weed

plant profile: Asclepias tuberosa Our plants were tiny seedlings when we began the garden. Pictures often show native plants in their established glory. Young plants can be hard to recognize. Many do not bloom in their first season but can prolifically set … Continue reading

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New Sign Kiosk

Karen and Mason pose with our new sign kiosk! Thanks to Paul for building the sign and to him and John for installing it. Skyridge Wildlife Garden now has an official sign with the option to switch out contents of … Continue reading

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The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Website The Lady Bird Johnson Website is a great place to find photos and information about the native plant species included in our garden. The searchable database can be sorted by geographical area, general plant … Continue reading

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The Rain Garden Basin “Before”

This is the Rain Garden Basin “Before” image. We will be working this Saturday, April 27th, 2013 to clear the rain water detention area of invasive weeds and debris. Check out the “Site Plan” on the menu above to view … Continue reading

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