Field Collective

A big thanks to the volunteers who came out yesterday to help with the infill planting yesterday at the Eco-Patch!

A month ago or so, Alex and Nicki assessed each plot of the Eco-Patch to determine which plants should be added to fulfill the aesthetic and ecological vision of each test plot. Reasons for the infill planting included: replacement of plants that died during the water shutoff the garden experienced; poor establishment of some species due to poor health at the time of the initial planting; infill of species where growth wasn’t as fast as expected; and the addition of plants that weren’t available at the time of the initial planting.

There was a great turn out and the work was completed with plenty of time to spare. The test plots are looking green and beautiful after all that rain. Looking forward to spring!!!!

Plants added during infill planting day:

Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)
Castilleja exserta (Purple Owl’s Clover)
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)
Lupinus bicolor (Miniature Lupine)
Lupinus nanus (Sky Lupine)
Stipa pulchra (Purple Needle Grass)
Trifolium willdenovii (Tomcat Clover)

Achillea millefolium ‘Sonoma Coast’ (Sonoma Coast Yarrow)
Acmispon glaber (Deerweed)
Carex praegracilis (Clustered Field Sedge)
Cirsium occidentale var. occidentale (Cobwebby Thistle)
Clinopodium douglasii (Yerba Buena)
Erigeron glaucus (Seaside Daisy)
Eriogonum nudum var nudum (Nude Buckwheat)
Eriophyllum staechadifolium (Seaside Woolly Sunflower)
Festuca idahoensis (Idaho Fescue)
Iris douglasiana (Douglas Iris)
Lupinus variicolor (Manycolored Lupine)
Melica californica (California Melicgrass)

Triteleia laxa (Ithuriel’s Spear)