Wildlife-Friendly Plants Harmonize the Playground

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Matt Dickinson (above, center), Landscape Designer and FoSG member, selected and laid out new plants to harmonize beautifully with Salter Grove’s semi-natural vegetation. He is flanked by planters Isidro Ramirez Ramirez (L) and Kristopher Mancini (R) and a bodacious specimen of Weeping Katsura (Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Pendulum’).

Atlantic Lawn & Garden loaned their truck to transport the plants from Sylvan Nursery, which generously supplied them at wholesale prices.

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The protective berm was planted with three Juniperus species (Blueberry Delight, Blue Pacific, and Blue Rug). These procumbent conifers will spread out to form bands of different hues and textures. The Parkway side got Winterberry (Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Red’ + ‘Southern Gentleman’), whose bright red berries persist throughout—you guessed it—winter. Some of the soil for the berm was kindly donated by Pawtuxet Memorial Park.

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