It did not help that the "wetland" is in a very public area and it looked "weedy". The crew thought they were doing the right thing.
Part of the recovery plan is to plant species that look, well, more ornamental. They are still native Michigan species but they look "pretty".
Today we planted:
|Eastern Wahoo (Euonymus atropurpureus) has fruit that rotates through the most incredible, fluorescent shades of lavender, orchid, pink and orange.|
commercially available cultivar.
We will plant Michigan Holly (Ilex verticillata) and Chokeberry (Aronia prunifolia) when the plants show up.
|Rose Mallow. This is a named cultivar called Luna Pink Swirl. We will be planting "wild type".|
We will also be planting many "Do Not Spray!!!" signs.