Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fall Planting

While technically still on hiatus, I thought that I'd share some photos of our recent fall planting...


Deer Fern (Blechnum spicant)

"Longleaf" Oregon Grape (Mahonia nervosa)

Pacific Ninebark (Physocarpus capitatus)

Black Twinberry (Lonicera involucrata)

Red Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)


More accurately, these are species that are not native to the Willamette Valley of Western Oregon...

Saskatoon Serviceberry (Amelanchier alinfolia).

Golden Currant (Ribes aureum gracillimum).  The gracillimum variant is native to California.

Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia).  This the replacement plant for my Sitka mountain-ash, which succumbed to fire blight this summer.  As members of the rose family, Toyon are also susceptible to bacterial and fungal blight infections, but I will be treating it chemically during the dormant season.

As these get established over the winter, I hope to observe and photograph many interesting birds.  I'll be back with a bird-related post in a couple of weeks.