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Part 2 of the Legacy Landscape Tour is a walk on the property. You may choose to continue or return at another date.
Let’s take a walk to discover essential elements still present on property. Some were planted by Arthur and some predated his arrival but all are our legacy plantings as they have survived over a century. While we are restoring and preserving the North Star House, we are also identifying and preserving legacy plants on the property.
CAUTION: GROUNDS AROUND PROPERTY ARE UNEVEN IN PLACES. COUNTRY “CRITTERS” MAY BE PRESENT. PLEASE WEAR STURDY SHOES, EXERCISE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND STEP CAREFULLY.
From the front of the Heritage Garden, veer slightly to your right about 28 paces. Stop at edge of lawn by the Crape Myrtle tree. The expansive lawn was located on the west side while the east lawn you see today was comprised of trees and shrubs in which the grandchildren played hide and seek. As work on the grounds progresses an inground sprinkler system will be installed and lawns will be replanted on the east and west sides.
The Crape Myrtle Tree (Lagerstroemia indica) is native to the Indian Subcontinent and to Southeast Asia. There were two crape myrtles at one time, but this is the only one surviving. This tree is too small to be more than 100 years old, so it is unclear who planted it.