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WANTED: sun/shade plants & edibles for children's gardens

Posted by corrine1 7b Pacific Northwest (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 16, 12 at 13:07

Green Elephant Want List last updated 2/16/12

Part sun/shade plants that bloom early or late to provide year round color & foliage (evergreen, variegated, purple) at the camp where we live. My personal favorite color is bright rose pink and least favorite is orange. We have woodland & sun gardens. Will take cuttings or potted plants.

We're looking for reusable gardening materials for our Nature Center at Camp Berachah in Auburn, WA where we have a petting zoo, edible gardens, & activities for school age children attending our before/after school & summer camp programs. Our recent storm damaged our cyclone fencing, so we're using the opportunity to rebuild & expand our program. Accepting donations. Detailed want list and/or tax receipt available upon request. We want to show kids where food comes from & have a little fun in the garden with tall tepees & plants with unique colors, shapes, & names.

Reusable garden materials: stakes, cages, bamboo poles, egg cartons, milk jugs, tools

Perennial vegetables:
Air potato, Dioscorea bulbifera
Asparagus pea, Lotus tetragonobolus
Chinese artichoke, Stachys affinia
Good King Henry, Chenopodium bonus-henricus (AKA fat hen, Lincoln asparagus)
Sea kale, Crambe maritime (fresh seeds germinate best)

Cover Crops:
Annual winter types: Austrain or Magnus Field Peas Pisum arvense, Crimson Clover Trifolium incarnatum, Fava or bell beans, Vicia faba
Vetch: Lana, V. dasycarpa or Common, V. sativa
Small grains: cereal rye, winter wheat, spelt, or barley
Non-legumes: mustard Brassica juncea, rape B.napus, Arugula, or corn salad Valerianella locusta

any culinary perennial or annual
Perilla, purple (Shisho or Beefsteak plant)

bloodleaf, chicken gizzard, or beefsteak plant (Iresine herbstii) Purple Lady
Calendula, pink
Mirabilis jalapa Limelight, 4oclock
Morning glory: red/rose/pinks or Japanese
Nasturtium except 'Alaska'
Nicotania, pinks esp. sensation mix or dwarf Avalon mix Nicotiana x sanderae
Perilla, Fantasy Plectranthus argentatus, silver spurflower
Polka-dot plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya; also listed as H. sanguinolenta) Splash Select Mix
Poppy: purple, pink or doubles
Snapdragon, any named
Sunflower that doesn�t need staking

Hardy Perennials:
Agastache esp A. scrophularifolia (purple giant hyssop)
Aquilegia (columbine) any named variety
Angelica gigas
Chelone lyonii (pink turtlehead)
Coreopsis, esp pinks
Cyclamen hederifolium
Daylilies: any, but esp. spiders, pinks/purples, reblooming
Delosperma cooperi (hardy ice plant)
Dianthus (cheddar or maiden pinks)
Dictamnus (gas plant)
Doroconum (leopard's bane)
Echinacea, any
Eupatorium (Joe pye weed) esp. E. dubium Little Joe or E. fortunei Pink Frost (Japanese JPW) E.greggii (Perennial Texas Ageratum)
Euphorbia, esp. shade tolerant types, but like all
Gaillardia (blanket flower) esp. pinks like Punch Bowl & bicolors
Heuchera, any
Lobelia 'Queen Victoria' (cardinal flower with dark foliage/red flowers)
Papaver orientale (oriental poppy) esp. bright colors � can be root cuttings
Phlox divaricata (woodland phlox)
Primula (primrose) any, esp. P. japonica or P. sieboldi
Ratibida columnifera Prairie Coneflower, that�s not yellow
Rudbeckia, any commerical named esp. bicolors
Tinantia erecta, widows tears
Tricyrtis (toadlily)

Shrubs (esp. dwarf foundation types):
Aucuba japonica (Japanese Aucuba)
Berberis (barberry) esp. dwarf red, orange, or evergreen types
Hamamelis (witch hazel) esp. Jolena, Ruby Glow, Fire Charm
Lespedeza thunbergii, (Thunberg bush clover)
Leucothoe fontanesia (Drooping Leucothoe)
Lindera benzoin (spice bush)
Nandina (heavenly bamboo) esp. dwarf or smaller types
Osmanthus heterophyllus (aquifolium) Goshiki�

Ornamental Grasses: Carex, Chasmanthium latifolium (northern sea oats) esp. variegated one, Miscanthus, & others

Vines: any part sun/shade noninvasive perennial or annual

sun plants with bright colors: Iresine herbstii Aureoreticulata, Formosa, Blazin Rose

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