#386 2018-02-24 (white-fringed orchid) and #368 (parrot pitcher plant) #368 2018-02-24 (parrot pitcher plant) #332 2018-02-24 (yellow pitcher plant)
#386 Gallery #368 Gallery #332 Gallery

Monitor Marked Plants

#386 and #368 together In early 2018, biologists placed numbered metal tags on stakes in four of the areas under restoration in the park. The round, silver-colored tags mark a percentage of the planted plants to monitor over the years.The plastic red, yellow, blue and white flags don't last. Each year, biologists will tally if the marked perennial plants survived or not and send the data to Atlanta Botanical Garden for analysis.

My plan is to photograph three of the marked plants over time to see how they change. Two tags are visible from one location: #386 and #368. #332 is separate. These are three different types of plants monitored. The base set of photos is from February 24. I intend to photograph the set quarterly, near the spring and fall equinoxes and summer and winter solstices. Plus exceptions for sprouting, blooming, going to seed, or any special case. If a plant does not survive, I can pick another one of that type to follow. Each photo in the gallery is dated.

#386 marks a white-fringed orchid. Although nothing was visible in February, a large stem that had gone to seed last fall identified it. In March a large sprout was up. In June the plant with three leaves was about a foot tall. In 2017 I started watching orchids. In September, a well-developed flower head showed this must have been a fine bloom. The stems were green, the petals wilted. In December there was a seed head.

#368 is a parrot pitcher plant. It was doing quite well. In March there were two new leaves. In June it seems there are two plants. Here's a video about one in 2016. In September, the leaves were green but getting red in December.

#332 is a yellow or trumpet pitcher plant identified with old stalks and (what I think is) a new red sprout. In March the main leaf was well established. In June the plant showed aging. I started seeing them in 2016 in what I called Pitcher Plant Meadow. In September the plant was disintegrating and was not much changed in December.

The photo above shows how high the surrounding titi plants had grown in February, 2018 since they were last cut to the ground. By October the titi was almost five feet tall obscuring most of the marked plants.

The Place in 2019

Looking west from the restoration site, 2019-03-21 Looking west from the restoration site on 2019-03-21, note creek flowing south to the lake at the low point

Sundew Sundew plants are embedded in every empty space available

Awareness Colors

Emerald Green for awarenessjjGreen background in the Trips section? emerald green for awareness. Partially, it is about balance through opposites. These color wheel examples show the pure hues. Lighter purple is the Trips background hue. The bright green hue is the complementary color on the color wheel. The background of this text is the darker complement of the Trips background color. Credit for the color wheels goes to Delphine Doreau 2016.

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