Type of Garden: River Bank Restoration and Erosion Control
Garden Location: Old City Park in downtown Boyne City alongside the Boyne River
Address: 95 N. East Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 (Click for Map)
Descriptive Garden Signs at Site: No
Plants Labeled at Site: No
Contact: Nancy Cunningham
Phone: (231) 582-9373
E-mail: dncunningham3738@att.net
River Bank Restoration Garden on the Boyne River
Copyright 2012
Otsego Conservation District
800 Livingston Blvd., Ste. 4A, Gaylord, MI 49735
(989) 732-4021 / posburn@otsegocountymi.gov / Facebook
Know of other Native Plant Gardens?
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This is an erosion control project in a city park done by the Friends of the Boyne River. It was planted in August of 2007. The plants have extensive root systems to help prevent erosion and are colorful so they will enhance the park. All of the plants are native to Michigan, some are from Michigan seed and some are cultivars.
Plants present include (but are not limited to): Big Bluestem (Andropogon geradii), Black-Eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepsis tuberosa), Eastern Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea), Hairy Beard Tongue (Penstemon hirsutus), Jethro Tull Coreopsis (Ceoeopsis lancelata 'Jethro Tull'), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparius), Nodding Pink Onion (Allium cernuum), Orange Coneflower (Rudbeckie fulgida), Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepsis), Round-Headed Bush Clover (Lespedeza capitata), Showy Coneflower (Rudbeckia speciosa), Smooth Aster (Aster laevis), Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida), Sweet Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum), Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), Talus Slope Penstemon (Penstemon digitalis), Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria), Woodoats (Chasmanthium latifolium), Alternate-leaved Dogwood (Cornum alternifolia), American Cranberry Bush (Viburnum trilobum americanum), American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana), Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Massachusetts'), Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking' and 'Autumn Magic'), Creeping Juniper (Juniperius horizontalis 'Buffalo' and 'Hughes'), Dwarf Cranberry Bush (Viburnum trilobum compactum), Elderberry (Sambucus nigra 'Gerda'), New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus), Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo' and 'Coppertina'), Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea).