GARDEN TOUR OF PAM HARTLEY’S LAKE ELMO LANDSCAPE AND RESTORED PRAIRIE

Sunday, July 23, 2016
9:30 to 11:30 am  
Please arrive by 9:30 to begin the tour.
10010 Tapestry Road, Lake Elmo (Tapestry Development)


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Tour the landscape and restored prairie with host and homeowner Pam Hartley in the Tapestry Development, 10010 Tapestry Road, Lake Elmo. Pam has been a U of M Master Gardener for 20 years and is especially interested in sustainable gardening. She has a degree in Landscape Design and Construction, and had a landscape business for several years. Pam designed the landscape around the home she and her husband built in 2009. She chose a mix of native plants and cultivars that blend well with the native plants surrounding the property.  

Prairie restoration of grasses and forbs (wildflowers) was begun in 2010 and is now maturing and attracting many pollinators.  A beekeeper was invited to install hives on the property in 2015.  

Plants which serve as anchors for the landscape are: ‘Arctic Fire’ dogwood, swamp milkweed, ‘Phantom’ Joe Pye weed, black-eyed Susan, ‘Tara’ prairie dropseed, little bluestem (both native and the cultivar ‘Blue Heaven’), sneezeweed, blue vervain, and ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum.  Pam will give us an introduction to the property and then you are welcome to wander and look at the beautiful landscape and prairie.