Xeric Pollinator Gardens at Peninsula Park
Thanks to our horticulturist Hillary Maurer, Peninsula Park is now in the process of converting at least some of its grassy areas (non-play areas) into xeric pollinator gardens. These gardens consist of a variety of drought-tolerant plants. These plants bloom at different times of the year, ensuring that pollinators will have attractive plants of some sort throughout the year.
Interpretive Signage at Peninsula Park
Our sincere thanks to the Portland Garden Club for a grant to partly fund interpretive signs in three of the new Xeric Gardens just above and around the rose garden. And many thanks to Portland Parks & Recreation, to Mike Grosso, and to Hillary Maurer for constructing the gardens and for supporting our efforts to expand community awareness and engagement with these new signs.
With these signs, designed and produced by Sea Reach Ltd., we feel that we are in sync with the Mission Statement of the Portland Garden Club:
“To stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to aid in the protection of the native trees, plants, and birds, to encourage civic beauty, and to improve and protect the quality of the environment through programs and action in the fields of conservation and education.”
Yucca Desmetiana ‘Blue Boy’
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Yucca Rostrata ‘Sapphire Skies’
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Viburnum x Burkwoodii ‘Conoy’
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Tulipa Clusiana ‘Lady Jane’
Sometimes referred to as a "candlestick" tulip because of its flame-like flower. The species tulip...
Commonly known as wall germander. This thick ground cover is great as a border or against a wall...
Stachys Byzantina A large shrub variety of Lamb's Ear, Stachys Byzantia puts out branches of...
Sedum ‘Hot Stuff’
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Sambucus Racemosa ‘Sutherland Gold’
Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’
Rhaphiolepis Umbellata ‘Ovata’
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Pinus Mugo ‘Slowmound’
Penstemon Pinifolius ‘Melon’
Olearia x Haastii
Lonicera Nitida Baggesen Gold
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Heuchera ‘Northern Exposure’
Heuchera ‘Lime Marmalade’
Hellebore ‘Honeyhill Joy’
Hebe ‘Red Edge’
Gaura Lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterflies’
Eryngium Maritimum ‘Big Blue’
Cistus ‘Victor Reiter’
Cistus x Pulverulentus ‘Sunset’
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Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’
Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’
Carpenteria Californica ‘Elizabeth’
Carpenteria Californica 'Elizabeth'
Calamagrostis x Acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’
Arctostaphylos ‘Pacific Mist’
Allium ‘Globe Master’
This flowering shrub can grow from 4.5 to 6.5 feet tall in the Pacific Northwest. It spreads as...