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Blue Spruce Park 1128 Blue Spruce Road Indiana, Pennsylvania 15701

Indiana County Parks & Trails

Bird Habitat Garden


Opon 1 Legend

Pavement

Walks

Lawn

Gravel

Bird Haven Plants


Opon 2 Legend

Pavement

Evergreen Understory

Walks

Lawn

No-mow Buffalo Grass

Pond Habitat

Grasses

Perennials

Gravel

Bird Haven Plants


Legend

Opon 3: Recommended

Parking Lot/Road

Evergreen Understory

Walks

Lawn

No-mow Buffalo Grass

Pond Habitat

Grasses

Perennials

Gravel

Shrubs


*

Schematic Plan Details

Viburnum dentatum

Vaccinium angustifolium

Comptonia peregrina

Ilex verticillata

Mahonia aquifolium

Fothergilla gardenii

Cornus sericea

Physocarpus opulifolius

Hamamelis vernalis

Amelanchier x grandifolia

Shrubs:


*

*

Schematic Plan Details

Sporobolus heterolepsis

Sorghastrum nutans

Schizachyrium scoparium

Panicum virgatum

Elymus canadensis

Saliva spp.

Rudbeckia submentosa

Penstemon digitalis

Nepeta faassenii*

Monarda didyma

Liriope muscari*

Helianthus helianthoides

Echinops ritro

Echinancea purpurea

Coreopsis spp.

Aster nova angliae

Perennials & Grasses


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Schematic Plan Details

Sporobolus heterolepsis

Sorghastrum nutans

Schizachyrium scoparium

Panicum virgatum

Elymus canadensis

Saliva spp.

Rudbeckia submentosa

Penstemon digitalis

Nepeta faassenii*

Monarda didyma

Liriope muscari*

Helianthus helianthoides

Echinops ritro

Echinancea purpurea

Coreopsis spp.

Aster nova angliae

Perennials & Grasses


E

C

Pa

B

Pb

Opon 3: Details

D

A

Pc

F


A

Viburnum dentatum

Vaccinium angustifolium

Ilex verticillata

Fothergilla gardenii

Cornus sericea

Comptonia peregrina

Amelanchier x grandifolia

Area A: Trees & Shrubs


Ilex verticillata Physocarpus opulifolius Vaccinium angustifolium Viburnum dentatum

Comptonia peregrina

Cornus sericea

Fothergilla gardenii

Hamamelis vernalis

Area B: Trees & Shrubs

B


C

Viburnum dentatum

Vaccinium angustifolium

Physocarpus opulifolius

Mahonia aquifolium

Ilex verticillata

Fothergilla gardenii

Cornus sericea

Comptonia peregrina

Area C: Trees & Shrubs


Mahonia aquifolium Physocarpus opulifolius Vaccinium angustifolium Viburnum dentatum

Comptonia peregrina

Cornus sericea

Fothergilla gardenii

Ilex verticillata

Area D: Trees & Shrubs

D


Vaccinium angustifolium

Ilex verticillata Mahonia aquifolium

Cornus sericea

Fothergilla gardenii

Viburnum dentatum

Physocarpus opulifolius existing**

Cornus kousa

Comptonia peregrina

Area E: Trees & Shrubs

E


F

Vaccinium angustifolium

Rhododendron chinodes

Area F: Trees & Shrubs


Pa

Rudbeckia submentosa

Saliva spp.

Penstemon digitalis

Nepeta faassanii

Monarda didyma

Liriope muscari*

Helianthus helianthoides

Echinops ritro

Echinancea purpurea

Coreopsis spp.

Aster nova angliae

Area Pa: Perennials


Polygonatum biflorum

Carex pensylvanica

Iris sibirica

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Agastache spp.

Area Pb: Pond Perennials

Pb


Pc

Notes: These perennials can not be installed until the Serviceberry has been established and produced adequate amounts of filtered light.

Geranium maculatum

Dicentra eximia

Cimicufuga spp.

Chelone lyonii

Aquilegia spp.

Athyrium filix-femina

Amsonia hubrictii

Area Pc: Shade Perennials


Apple Serviceberry Witchhazel

Amelanchier x grandfolia Hamamelis vernalis

Common Name Gray Dogwood Red-osier Dogwood Dwarf Fothergilla Sweetfern Winterberry Holly Oregon Grapeholly Ninebark Rhododendron Lowbush Blueberry Arrowwood

Botanical Name

Cornus racemosa Cornus sericea Fothergilla gardenii Comptonia peregrina Ilex verticillata Mahonia aquifolium Physocarpus opulifolius Rhododendron chinodes Vaccinium angustifolium Viburnum dentatum

Shrubs

Common Name

Botanical Name

Trees

North Country Patzam

Red Sprite King's Ransom Diablo

Hurzam Isnti Jane Platt

Cultivar

Autumn Brilliance

Cultivar

4' 6' 3' 2' 4' 5' 8' 4' 2' 6'

Height

20' 15'

Height

4' 5-6' 3' 2' 4' 5' 8' 4' 2' 4'

Spread

20' 10'

Spread

Option 3: Plant Schedule 1

3

10 11 39 53 47 17 6 14 95 10

Quantity

Quantity


Common Name New England Aster Tickseed Purple Coneflower Globe Thistle Sweet False Sunflower Lilyturf Bee Balm Catmint Foxglove Beardtongue Black Eyed Susan Meadow Sage

Botanical Name

Aster nova angliae Coreopsis spp. Echinacea purpurea Echinops ritro Helianthus helianthoides Liriope muscari Monarda didyma Nepeta faassenii Penstemon digitalis Rudbeckia submentosa Saliva spp.

Perennials

Big Blue Gardenview Scarlet Walker's Low Husker Red Henry Eilers Eveline

Alma Pötschke Cosmic Evolution Katie Saul Taplow Blue

Cultivar 36-48" 24" 24-36" 48" 48-72" 12-18" 24-36" 24" 30-36" 48-60" 24"

Height 24" 18" 24" 16" 36-60" 18" 24-36" 18" 18" 24-36" 18"

Spread

Option 3: Plant Schedule

47

16

24

35

36

28

12

14

43

51

36

Quantity


Buffalo Grass Canada Wildrye Indiangrass Switch Grass Prairie Dropseed Little Bluestem

Buchloë dactyloides Elymus canadensis Sorghastrum nutans Panicum virgatum Sporobolus heterolepsis Schizachyrium scoparium

Threadlike Amsonia Columbine Lady Fern Turtlehead Black Cohash Bleeding Heart Cranesbill

Amsonia hubrichtii Aquilegia spp. Athyrium filix-femina Chelone lyonii Cimicufuga spp. Dicentra eximia Geranium maculatum

Common Name Giant Hyssop Pennsylvania Sedge Siberian Iris Ostrich Fern Solomon's Seal

Botanical Name

Agastache spp. Carex pensylvanica iris sibirica Matteuccia struthiopteris Polygonatum biflorum

Pond Perennials

Common Name

Botanical Name

Shade Perennials

Common Name

Botanical Name

Grasses

Ava

Cultivar

Espresso

Dorthy Rose Lady in Red Hot Lips Chocoholic

Cultivar

The Blues

Cheyenne Shenandoah

Cultivar

36-48" 12-15" 15" 36-48" 18-36"

Height

24" 36" 36" 24-36" 48-60" 8-12" 8-12"

Height

6" 36" 36-48" 24-36" 24-36: 36"

Height

24-36" 12-15" 24" 18-24" 12-18"

Spread

24-36" 18-24" 36" 12" 30-34" 12-18" 8-12"

Spread

N/A 24-36" 18" 24" 24-36" 24-36"

Spread

Option 3: Plant Schedule 45 45 45 45 43

9 7

14

12 17

Quantity

8 4 6 4 (16) 3 4 4

Quantity

N/A

Quantity


Comptonia peregrina

Viburnum dentatum

Fothergilla gardenii

Cornus sericea

Physocarpus opulifolius Ilex verticillata

Amelanchier x grandifolia Hamamelis vernalis

Trees & Shrubs Images

Vaccinium angustifolium

Mahonia aquifolium


Helianthus helianthoides

Rudbeckia submentosa

Sorghastrum nutans

Echinops ritro

Penstemon digitalis

Schizachyrium scoparium

Echinancea purpurea

Saliva spp.

Panicum virgatum

Aster nova angliae

Monarda didyma

Elymus canadensis

Perennial & Grass Images

Sporobolus heterolepsis

Coreopsis spp.

Liriope muscari*


Phase 1

Total: $3000

Estimated Mulch & Topsoil Cost: $ 350

Notes: Costs are based on one gallon containers. One option could be to use wholesale landscape plugs (typical at 38 count tray) and order one tray per perennial listed, the cost would be $650 for over 300 plugs compared to $450 for 54 one gallon container. ***Plugs must be planted in the spring. ****

Estimated Plant Cost: $450

Salvia ‘Evaline’ (10) Echinacea ‘Katie Saul’ (9) Coreopsis ‘Cosmic Evolution (12) Liriope ‘Big Blue’ (5) Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’ (21) Echinops ritro (4) Aster Alma Potschke (3) Penstomon ‘Husker Red’ (4)

Notes: Throughout the design Vaccinium and Comptonia can be substitute for any of the perennials included in the design. This will reduce the overall cost. However these substitutes will sacrifice additional benefits for the birds.

Cornus racemosa (6) Cornus seriecea (4) Mahonia aquilfolium (16) Fothergilla gardenii (14) Ilex vertcillata (21) Comptonia peregrina* (5) Vaccinium angustifolium* (8) Physocarpus opulifolius (1) Estimated Plant Cost: $2200

Phase 1:


Phase 2

Total: $1535

Estimated Mulch & Topsoil Cost: $200

Estimated Plant Cost: $125

Echinacea ‘Katie Saul’ (1) Coreopsis ‘Cosmic Evolution (6) Liriope ‘Big Blue’ (6) Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’ (4) Echinops ritro (2) Monarda didyma (3) Estimated Plant Cost: $60 Agastache spp. (12) Carex pensylvanica (17) Iris sibirica (14) Matteuccia struthiopteris (9) Polygonotum biflorum (7)

Viburnum dentatum (2) Cornus seriecea (6) Mahonia aquilfolium (1) Fothergilla gardenii (10) Ilex vertcillata (3) Comptonia peregrina* (4) Vaccinium angustifolium* (18) Physocarpus opulifolius (1) Estimated Plant Cost: $1350

Phase 2:


Phase 3

Total: $2970

Estimated Mulch & Topsoil Cost: $260

Estimated Plug Cost: $485

Native grasses (223)

Estimated Plant Cost: $2050 ($850 plug cost)

Mixed Perennials (246)

Notes: Amelanchier is included with this phase. Its best to have one in as soon as possible so shade perennials can be installed within 5 years or so. This is a great choice for a memorial tree.

Estimated Plant Cost: $1375

Amelanchier x grandifolia (1) Viburnum dentatum (4) Cornus racemosa (1) Mahonia aquilfolium (4) Fothergilla gardenii (8) Ilex vertcillata (10) Comptonia peregrina* (6) Vaccinium angustifolium* (9)

Phase 3:


Phase 4

Total: $3275

Estimated Mulch & Topsoil Cost: $200

Estimated Low Mow Grass Seed Cost: $50 Estimated Low Mow Topsoil Cost: $500

Estimated Plant Cost: $375

Chelone lyonii (4) Cimicufuga spp. (3) Dicentra eximia (4) Geranium maculatum (16)

Amsonia hubrictii (8) Athyrium filix-femina (5) Aquilegia spp. (4)

Existing conifer on the northwest corner of the office will become apart of the foundation plant bed. Since the tree is so large and in close proximity to the building, Hamamelis can be omitted from the plant. Flagstone pavers can be adding within the perennial patch.

Estimated Plant Cost: $2150

Hamamelis vernalis (1) Viburnum dentatum (1) Cornus sericea (4) Fothergilla gardenii (4) Ilex vertcillata (4) Comptonia peregrina* (34) Vaccinium angustifolium* (57)

Phase 4:

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