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Retention Basins: Some of you may live near a man-made basin for collecting rainfall. It may not be the loveliest pond to look at with its angular sides and stark lawn or stones. We can plant appropriate and beautiful native plants down the sides and around the basin in order to make it look more inviting, natural and more like a wetland area than a bleak water feature.

Where's Toby?

Toby loves to romp along the paths we constructed around this basin. Beside the Canadian Geese (which Toby loves to chase), this area is the home to some beautiful White Swans.


Spring-blooming wildflowers that I use for sunny locations are:

Prairie Alumroot,
Heuchera richardsonii

Foxglove Beardtongue,
Penspenon digitalis

Sand Coreopisus,
Coreopsis lanceolata

Ohio Spiderwort,
Tradescantia ohiensis

Blue Wild Indigo,
Baptisia australis

Prairie Smoke,
Geum triflorum

Blue Flag Iris,
Iris virginica shrevia

Stout Blue-eyed Grass,
Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Canada Anemone,
Anemone canadensis

Shooting Star,
Dodecatheon meadia

Prairie Phlox,
Phlox pilosa

Prairie Violet,
Viola pedatifida

Golden Alexander,
Zizia aurea



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