Granville Tree and Landscape Commission
Friday work session – March 20, 2015
Present: Don Hostetter, Dick Mortensen, Don Pheneger, Lynne Kishler, Linda Reynolds, Jim Siegel
With Linda Reynolds, we again studied the Hocking College design boards with our criteria in mind. Linda would like more color incorporated. Her suggestions included St. John’s Wort which blooms yellow all summer and is about two and a half feet tall. It could go in front of a taller boxwood. Also purple catmint, limelight hydrangea, and a deep red “quick fire” oak leaf hydrangea. She also recommended a dwarf variety butterfly bush that would bloom all summer. She likes the dwarf Korean lilac incorporated by a couple of the students.
She also likes the circular seating design reduced to a crescent, moving the area farther south. The heights of various varieties of boxwoods were discussed. Ideally, the plantings against the church would reach a mature height of five to eight feet, above the lower windows, but below the tall windows. Winterberry holly, used by the students, can be used on the border. Although there is some concern about deer eating it, it was felt that deer have not specifically been in the park. It can grow to ten feet, but could be pruned lower.
It was determined the walk should be four feet wide to match the existing walks. She is not especially in favor of a border of boxwoods along the walk.
Linda and Ken Rittenhouse will come up with the final drawing that we will use.