A Plant List by Jack
Geotagged to state at Lakeside Park KY USA 41017
My sister Julie recently removed damaged flowering pear and maple trees from the front yard of her home in Northern Kentucky last winter (2010). This spring I helped her make new plantings for the front of the house. To help her remember what and where we planted I made a FloriDazL List of the plants we used with links to the respective Plant Profiles in Floridata's Plant Encyclopedia. I expect that making customer plant care guide like this will be a popular use of our FloriDazL system by our members once it launches. I used a drawing program to write the names of the plants seen in some of the work site photos. The number that precedes some of the names are that plant's Floridata Identification number ("FDID") which indicates an entry in the Floridata Plant Encyclopedia.Tags
6717 - Julie's House Spring 2011http://s3.amazonaws.com/Floridata0/1/JuliesHouse.jpg
Two large damaged trees were removed earlier in the year. In June we made a new planting for the front entry and added a few new shrubs and trees.
Created on: 2011-06-10 22:19:56.0, last update on: 2011-06-10 22:19:56.0
6719 - 'Blue Rug' Juniper in Entry Areahttp://s3.amazonaws.com/Floridata0/1/BlueRug.jpg
We planted 5 'Blue Rug' junipers (also known as 'Wiltonii') to serve as a very low growing evergreen groundcover.
624 - Juniperus horizontalis
creeping juniper, trailing juniper, creeping savin juniper, creeping cedar
Created on: 2011-06-10 22:23:15.0, last update on: 2011-06-10 22:23:15.0
6720 - 'Everlasting Summer' Hydrangeashttp://www.floridata.com/wallpaper/jpg/Hydrangea_macrophylla800a_s.jpg
We planted three of these blue-flowered beauties right near the front door. Hydrangeas bloom in the spring and early summer but this cultivar will bloom throughout the season on into fall.
180 - Hydrangea macrophylla
Created on: 2011-06-10 22:24:07.0, last update on: 2011-07-06 19:48:28.0
6721 - Geraniums in Containershttp://www.floridata.com/ref/P/images/Pelargonium_x_hortorum1fx.jpg
Julie overwintered a half dozen containers of geranium in her garage. I repotted them all in fresh, moisture retentive commercial soil mix.
546 - Pelargonium x hortorum
Created on: 2011-06-10 22:24:48.0, last update on: 2011-06-10 22:30:42.0
6722 - 'Encore' Azaleas at Julie'shttp://s3.amazonaws.com/Floridata0/1/Azaleas.jpg
We planted three 'Encore' azaleas beneath the bay window. They bloom in the spring and sporadically throughout the summer and fall. Keep trimmed to about 3 feet high so they don't block the window.
543 - Rhododendron spp.
Created on: 2011-06-10 22:26:24.0, last update on: 2011-06-10 22:36:28.0
6724 - Madagascar periwinklehttp://www.floridata.com/ref/C/images/cath_ro2fx.jpg
We planted a dozen bright red Madagascar periwinkles near the front of the bed behind the 'Blue Rug' juniper. This is a tropical perennial that is grown as an annual in cold winter climates like Kentucky.
884 - Catharanthus roseus
Created on: 2011-06-10 22:33:49.0, last update on: 2011-06-10 22:36:07.0
6725 - 'Royal Purple' Smoketreehttp://www.floridata.com/ref/C/images/coti_co2fx.jpg
We planted one smoketree bush in front of the bay window. It can be trimmed to keep it from blocking the view. Smoketree typically grows to about 10 feet. Young spring leaves are bright purple, in fall they change to bright orange.
156 - Cotinus coggygria
Created on: 2011-06-10 23:34:53.0, last update on: 2011-06-10 23:40:15.0
6726 - Red Cutleaf Japanese Maplehttp://s3.amazonaws.com/Floridata0/1/JapMaple.jpg
This popular little tree grows slowly. Doesn't need trimming.
3 - Acer palmatum
Created on: 2011-06-10 23:35:27.0, last update on: 2011-06-10 23:43:43.0
6728 - Big Variegated Periwinkle Vinehttp://www.floridata.com/ref/V/images/vinc_ma4fx.jpg
Several existing large clumps of variegated periwinkle were trimmed or moved to the edges of the new planting by the front door. They make a nice seasonal groundcover and contrast nicely with adjacent small periwinkle vines.
924 - Vinca major
greater periwinkle, big periwinkle
Created on: 2011-06-10 23:44:34.0, last update on: 2011-06-11 20:29:27.0
6729 - Small Perwinkle Vinehttp://www.floridata.com/ref/V/images/vinc_mi1fx.jpg
Existing plantings of evergreen small periwinkle provide year round groundcover across the front of the house.
1014 - Vinca minor
small periwinkle, lesser periwinkle
Created on: 2011-06-10 23:44:54.0, last update on: 2011-06-11 20:32:24.0
6730 - Wintercreeper At the Doorhttp://www.floridata.com/ref/E/images/euon_fo3fx.jpg
A picture of Julie's wintercreeper from 10 years ago is in the Floridata profile for this plant. In that time it has grown more than 3 feet away from the house, the porch light is hidden in a tunnel of foliage so it needs to be cut back so as to not look goofy...
777 - Euonymus fortunei
Created on: 2011-06-10 23:45:19.0, last update on: 2011-06-11 17:37:32.0
6732 - 'Diablo' Ninebark Treehttp://s3.amazonaws.com/Floridata0/1/ninebark.jpg
The 'Diablo' ninebark is a small tree with attractive spring flowers, dark red foliage and interesting white bark. Julie is lucky to have one of these beauties - I'm looking forward to seeing how it performs.
-1 - Physocarpus spp.
Created on: 2011-06-11 20:00:13.0, last update on: 2011-06-11 20:00:13.0
6733 - 'Sioux' Crepemyrtlehttp://s3.amazonaws.com/Floridata0/1/crepe.jpg
I was surprised at how many crepemyrtle varieties are available to gardeners "up north". Julie lived in Mississippi for several years and missed the crepe's annual summertime flowershow. Now she has a beautiful pink flowered 'Sioux' crepemyrtle to enjoy in Kentucky.
193 - Lagerstroemia indica
Created on: 2011-06-11 20:17:17.0, last update on: 2011-06-11 20:25:28.0
6735 - 'Forest Pansy' Eastern Redbud Treehttp://s3.amazonaws.com/Floridata0/1/redbud.jpg
Julie had a dogwood tree outside of her kitchen window. It died this year and a replacement was needed. After some shopping a 'Forest Pansy' redbud tree was selected for its early spring flowers, colorful summertime bronze foliage that turns even more colorful in the autumn.
27 - Cercis canadensis
eastern redbud, Judas tree
Created on: 2011-06-11 20:37:33.0, last update on: 2011-06-11 20:43:09.0
6737 - Eastern Hemlock Treehttp://www.floridata.com/ref/T/images/tsug_ca6fx.jpg
There are several hemlock trees around the house that are looking scruffy after suffering the effects of a severe drought in 2010. Some fertilizer and regular watering will have them looking lush and lovely in no time.
796 - Tsuga canadensis
Canadian hemlock, eastern hemlock, Carolina hemlock
Created on: 2011-06-11 20:44:29.0, last update on: 2011-07-11 10:49:11.0
6739 - Julie's Front Entrywayhttp://www.floridata.com/wallpaper/jpg/floridune/Julie7_8_11.JPG
Picture taken July 5, 2011, one month after being the area was planted.
Created on: 2011-07-11 10:52:23.0, last update on: 2011-07-11 10:56:46.0
1102 - Pastinaca sativa
parsnip, wild parsnip
Created on: 2013-03-19 16:23:35.0, last update on: 2013-03-19 16:23:35.0