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An Illustrated Guide to the Native Plant Garden by Susan Carpenter

This midsummer view of the Childrenâs Garden shows a rain garden section, including (from left to right) blooming Ironweed (_Vernonia fasiculata_) a tall plant with clustered purple flowers, sweet black-eyed Susans (_Rudbeckia subtomentosa_) with yellow flowers, blue-joint grass (_Calamagrostis canadensis_) with tan seed heads, Culverâs root (_Veronicastrum virginicum_) with white tapered spikes, blazing star (_Liatris pycnostachya_) with vertical lavender flowering spikes, and mountain mint (_Pycnanthemum virginianum_) with white flat-topped flower clusters.

This midsummer view of the Children’s Garden shows a rain garden section, including (from left to right) blooming Ironweed (Vernonia fasiculata) a tall plant with clustered purple flowers, sweet black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia subtomentosa) with yellow flowers, blue-joint grass (Calamagrostis canadensis) with tan seed heads, Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum) with white tapered spikes, blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya) with vertical lavender flowering spikes, and mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum) with white flat-topped flower clusters.