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Marcy Holmes 6th Avenue Natureway Planting and Maintenance Plan

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6th Avenue Natureway Planting and Maintenance Plan Prepared by: Lindsay Hawks and Erin Garnaas-Holmes September, 2013


Context

L0

Planting Plan

L1

Plant List

L2

Sections

L3

Maintenance Guidelines and Timeline

L4

Proposed Budget

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6th Avenue Natureway Planting and Maintenance Plan Marcy Holmes Neighborhood, Minneapolis, MN Prepared by: Lindsay Hawks, Erin Garnaas-Holmes

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Table of Contents


LOCAL CONTEXT

The following is a planting plan for a proposed “natureway� along SE 6th Avenue between SE 2nd Street and University Ave SE in the Marcy Holmes Neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN. The natureway consists of a planted median on the eastern side of the road, installed and maintained by neighborhood volunteers. The natureway is part of a neighborhood effort to build a stronger connection from University Avenue to the Stone Arch Bridge and Saint Anthony Main, to make a connection to the Mississippi River and to educate the public on the ecological value and aesthetic beauty of native prairie plants.

6th Avenue Natureway Planting and Maintenance Plan Marcy Holmes Neighborhood, Minneapolis, MN Prepared by: Lindsay Hawks, Erin Garnaas-Holmes

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This plan was prepared by members of Students for Design Activism, a University of Minnesota student group based in the College of Design that connects students with the public in order to produce innovative, collaborative and effective design solutions that address vital community needs.

L0: Context


PRECEDENTS

Lurie Garden - Millennium Park, Chicago

Living Walls

Vibrancy, character and beauty Water filtration Habitat for birds, bees and butterflies

‘River’ of salvia Bunched, flowing forms ‘Natural’ but cared for look

Flowing forms Neighborhood branding

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Planted medians

L0-1: Context - Precedents


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ILLUSTRATED PLANS

NOT TO SCALE

L1-1: Illustrated Plans


Bed 1A

ILLUSTRATED PLANS

M2: Plant mix 2 (see L2-3)

M1: Plant mix 1 (see L2-2) Prairie Smoke Geum triflorum Pennsylvanica Sedge Carex pennsylvanica Wild Geranium Geranium maculatum

M1

B

M3: Plant mix 3 (see L2-4)

Smooth Aster Symphyotrichum laeve Golden Alexander Zizia aurea Prairie Onion Allium stellatum

Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea Butterfly weed Asclepias tuberosa Blazing Star Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’

M1

M3

M1

M2

M3

M2

8’

32*

22

31

35

24

31

23

19

Existing tree

B: Bluestem River (see L2-1)

American Elm Ulmus americana

Little Bluestem ‘The Blues’ Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues’

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*Quantity of Bluestem for each 8’ section

SCALE: 1/4” = 1’

L1-2: Illustrated Plans


Bed 2A B

M1

M2 M3

M2 M3

M2

M1

8’

24

19

31

16

22

23

Bed 3A B

M1 M2 M1

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SCALE: 1/4” = 1’

40

* to end of bed

L1-3: Illustrated Plans


Bed 1B

M1 M2 M1

M2

B

M3

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ILLUSTRATED PLANS

22’ 8’

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7

28

SCALE: 1/4” = 1’

33

27

L1-4: Illustrated Plans


Bed 1B cont.

M3

M1

M3

M2

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B

M1 M2

M1

M1

M3 8’

34

29

25

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ILLUSTRATED PLANS

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SCALE: 1/4” = 1’

30

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L1-5: Illustrated Plans


Bed 1B cont.2

ILLUSTRATED PLANS

B

8’

28

22

37

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Existing Baptisia Baptisia australis

SCALE: 1/4” = 1’

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20

* to end of bed

L1-6: Illustrated Plans


PLANT LIST

Code

B:

Common Name Scientific Name Qty. Spacing

Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues’

B

Little Bluestem ‘The Blues’

Little Bluestem ‘The Blues’

Schizachryium scoparium ‘The Blues’

900

1’

Prairie Smoke Geum triflorum 222 6” M1

Pennsylvania Sedge Carex pennsylvanica 222 6” Wild Geranium Geranium maculatum 56 1’ Smooth Aster Symphyotrichum laeve 72 1’

M2

Golden Alexander Zizia aurea 32 18” Priarie Onion Allium stellatum 142 8”

Images from The Battery Plant Database

Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea 56 1’ Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa 25 18” Blazing Star Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’ 56 1’ 1’

1’ Plant 1’ on center

6th Avenue Natureway Planting and Maintenance Plan Marcy Holmes Neighborhood, Minneapolis, MN Prepared by: Lindsay Hawks, Erin Garnaas-Holmes

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M3

SCALE: 1” = 1’

L2-1: Plant List and Guidelines


M1: Prairie Smoke

Pennsylvania Sedge

Geum triflorum

Image from tripadvisor.com

Wild Geranium

Carex pennsylvanica

Image from Prairie Moon Nursery

Image from bluestem.ca

Geranium maculatum

Image from Gardens of the Blue Ridge

6”

Image from dontveter.com

Image from Stone the Gardener

6” 1’

Seedling:

6” Plant 6” on center

1’ Plant 1’ on center

Seedling:

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Seedling:

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6” Plant 6” on center

SCALE: 1” = 1’

L2-2: Plant List and Guidelines


M2: Smooth Aster

Golden Alexander

Symphyotrichum laeve

Image from davesgarden.com

Prairie Onion

Zizia aurea

Image from Rainscaping.org

Image from Stone Silo Prairie Gardens

Allium stellatum

Image from Graver Arboretum

Images from minnesotawildflowers.info

8”

1’

Seedling:

8” Plant 8” on center

18” Plant 18” on center Seedling:

6th Avenue Natureway Planting and Maintenance Plan Marcy Holmes Neighborhood, Minneapolis, MN Prepared by: Lindsay Hawks, Erin Garnaas-Holmes

18”

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1’ Plant 1’ on center

Seedling:

SCALE: 1” = 1’

L2-3: Plant List and Guidelines


M3: Purple Coneflower

Butterfly Weed

Image from davesgarden.com

Image from Gardenmaine.com

Echinacea purpurea

Kobold Blazing Star

Asclepias tuberosa

Image from pittsburghparks.org

Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’

Image from images.meredith.com

Image from vanbloem.com

1’

1’

Seedling:

1’ Plant 1’ on center

18” Plant 18” on center Seedling:

6th Avenue Natureway Planting and Maintenance Plan Marcy Holmes Neighborhood, Minneapolis, MN Prepared by: Lindsay Hawks, Erin Garnaas-Holmes

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1’ Plant 1’ on center

Image from gardeningwithlaura.com

Seedling:

SCALE: 1” = 1’

L2-4: Plant List and Guidelines


PLANT CHARACTERISTICS Prairie Onion Alliun stallatum

Spring March

Kobold blazing star Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’

April

Geum trifolorum

May

Spring March

Prairie Smoke

Summer

April

April

July

August

Sept.

Summer

May

Spring March

June

Fall

June

July

August

June

July

August

Novem.

Fall Sept.

Summer

May

October

Winter

October

October

January

Novem.

Decem.

January

Decem.

January

be bu

Spring

Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa

full to part

March

Soil

dry to medium most soil types

Sun

be bu

Golden Alexander Zizia aurea

full

February

Winter Novem.

dry to medium sand or loam

Sun

February

Winter

Fall Sept.

Decem.

Soil

medium most soil types

Sun

be bu

Wild Geranium

full to part

Geranium maculatum

March

Little Bluestem

Schizachrium scopairum

April

May

Spring March

April

May

Summer June

July

August

Fall Sept.

Summer June

July

August

October

Winter Novem.

Fall Sept.

October

Decem.

January

Decem.

January

Soil

dry to medium sand or loam

Sun

be bu

Smooth Aster

Symphyotrichum laeve

full to part

February

Winter Novem.

May

June

July

August

Fall Sept.

Summer June

July

August

October

Winter Novem.

Fall Sept.

Summer

October

Decem.

January

Fall

Decem.

January

dry to moist

Sun

be bu

full sun

February

Winter Novem.

Soil

Soil

Medium to Moist

Sun

be bu

full to part

February

Winter

Soil

Moist

Sun

be bu

part shade

February

dry

Soil

Sun

April

May

Spring March

April

May

June

July

August

Sept.

Summer June

July

August

October

Novem.

Fall Sept.

October

Decem.

January

February

Winter Novem.

Decem.

January

Soil

Dry

Sun

be bu

Full

February

be bu

Pennsylvania Sedge

full to part

Carex pennsylvanica

Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

February March

6th Avenue Natureway Planting and Maintenance Plan Marcy Holmes Neighborhood, Minneapolis, MN Prepared by: Lindsay Hawks, Erin Garnaas-Holmes

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Spring

Echinacea purpurea

April

Spring March

Purple Coneflower

May

Spring March

Soil

April

Summer

April

May

June

July

August

Sept.

October

Novem.

Decem.

January

Soil

Dry to medium

Sun

be bu

Part to full shade

February

L2-5: Plant List and Guidelines


SECTIONS Hierarchy Showcase Envelop

Walk Street

Vantage Habitat Placemaking

Walk

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Street

L3: Sections


MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES AND TIMELINE The natureway will need much love and care during its first 1-3 seasons. Once the plants have been established (and replaced as needed due to die-off ), required maintenance will decrease. Installation and maintenance of the natureway can be done completely through volunteer efforts if volunteers are thoroughly trained and their work is overseen by someone familiar with planting and maintaining these species. PLANTING:

WINTER PREPARATION:

• • •

Must be done by the end of May One Saturday event with 12-20 volunteers Volunteers must: • Completely remove unwanted plants from median • Plant plants in sections drawn out by landscape architect or neighborhood representative at the event • Plant each section according to the plans above, planting specific species in “bunches” of several plants as shown in the example to the right. • Space plants out from each other according to the spacing listed on this plan • Begin by planting the “bluestem river” then working outwards towards the edges of the median • Safely transplant chosen plants to new locations • Apply a layer of shredded mulch • Avoid disturbing tree roots and tree trunks (see diagram on right) • Water plants after planting

Volunteer event to cut back grasses

EXAMPLE OF PLANTING IN GROUPINGS:

WEEDING: • •

3-4 times per season (June, Late July/Early August, Late September) Group of 10-20 volunteers must: • Remove weeds using 6th Avenue Natureway Plant List list to identify common weeds • Avoid removing young plants that are not weeds (see images of seedlings in Plant List and Guidelines)

NTS EXAMPLE OF PLANTING AROUND TREE TRUNKS:

WATERING: • • •

Volunteers must water the median at least once weekly after initial installation, if not more After establishment, plants must be watered as needed for the first 1-3 years In event of extended heat or drought, water twice weekly or more as needed Tree trunk

RE-PLANTING: One volunteer event in May, after snow melts Assume that 10-20% of plants will die off due to winter, weather, disease or other disturbance Determine hierarchy of plants to replace first if budget is restricted

6th Avenue Natureway Planting and Maintenance Plan Marcy Holmes Neighborhood, Minneapolis, MN Prepared by: Lindsay Hawks, Erin Garnaas-Holmes

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L4: Maintenance


BUDGET (TENTATIVE) Qty. Cost Per Unit Est. Cost Common Name Scientific Name Height Spacing Bloom Color Bloom Time 800 $2.42 $1,936.00 Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium 2’-3’ 12” - 142 $2.00 $284.00 Prairie Onion Allium stellatum 8-18” 8” Pink July to August 32 $- $- Golden Alexander Zizia aurea 1-2’ 18” Yellow May to June 25 $4.80 $120.00 Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa 1-2.5’ 18” Orange June to August 222 $4.20 $932.40 Prairie Smoke Geum triflorum 6-16” 6” Red-Pink April to June 56 $3.00 $168.00 Kobold Blazing Star Liatris aspera 2-5’ 12” Purple August to September 56 $2.40 $134.40 Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea 2-5’ 12” Purple-Pink June to August 222 $3.00 $666.00 Pennsylvania Sedge Carex pennsylvanica 8” 6” - 56 $1.20 $67.20 Wild Geranium Geranium maculatum 12” 12” Purple-Pink April to July 72 $6.00 $432.00 Smooth Aster Symphyotrichum laeve 4’ 18” Blue-Purple August to October Sub-Estimate: $4,740.00 Qty. Cost Per Unit Est. Cost Item Purpose 1 $200.00 $200.00 Bench Storage Store gardening supplies and hose 40 $3.33 $133.20 Mulch (2 cubic ft bags) Mulching during installation

Sub-Estimate:

$333.20

Year 1 Sub-Estimate:

$5073.00

Year 2 Die-0ff replacement:

$900

6th Avenue Natureway Planting and Maintenance Plan Marcy Holmes Neighborhood, Minneapolis, MN Prepared by: Lindsay Hawks, Erin Garnaas-Holmes

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Sub-Estimate: $5973.00

L5: Budget

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