C. Gillespie

71 Lewisville Drive, Lake Ontario

Planting plan created by Quinte Conservation
Survey Date: 08/10/2020

Schedule A:

Plants & Property

Land Characteristics

This planting plan is designed based on the land characteristics identified during the day of the site visit. Plants are chosen according to the soil and light conditions on your property. The number of plants chosen for each planting compartment takes into account the square metre area of the space, as well as the amount of current vegetation cover. Your property is part of ecoZone: 6a

Land Characteristics by Compartment

Length Width Area pH Soil Moisture Light Height
A 5m 1.5m 7.5m2 normal, basicsandy, loamydry, normalfull sunany
B 8m 2m 16m2 normal, basicsandy, loamydryfull sun
C 6m 4m 24m2 normal, basicsandy, loamydryfull sun, partial sunany
D 3m 2.5m 7.5m2 normal, basicsandy, loamydry, normalpartial sun, shade
E 0m 0m 0m2 normal, basicsandy, loamydry, normalpartial sun, shade
22m 2m 55m2

Plant Selection Summary

The following shrubs and trees are chosen for their suitability and survivability given the current soil and light conditions in each compartment on your property, as well as preferable features.

Plant Species ABCDE Potted Bareroot Wildflower
Pasture Rose 4 4
Fragrant Sumac 211 4
Narrow Leaved Meadowsweet 36 4 5
Shrubby Cinquefoil 51 1 5
Kalm St. Johns Wort 52 2 5
Hoary Vervain 22 4
Hairy Beardtongue 2 2
Cylindric Blazing Star 2 2
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis 2 2
Blue Lobelia 2 2
Highbush Cranberry 1 1
Christmas Fern 24 6
Ninebark 1 1
Subtotal 1984613 23 15 12
Totals 50

Plant Information

The following table summarizes key information about each plant selected for your property.

Pasture Rose
Pasture Rose
Height: 1.5 m
The Pasture Rose is a small, deciduous shrub which often spreads through suckers to form colonies or thickets in the wild. This species grows erect from a central base with sprawling branches, creating a dense, irregular bush. This shrub produces compound leaves, consisting of 5 to 7 leaflets arranged alternately along the branches. The Pasture Rose yields beautiful 5 centimeter wide white to pink flowers, which bloom in the early summer lasting for approximately a month. The rose hip fruit develops after the flower has died and turns bright red as it ripens. During the fall, the olive green leaves turn yellow to deep red or purple.
Fragrant Sumac
Fragrant Sumac
Height: 1-2m
The Fragrant Sumac is a medium-sized deciduous shrub within the Cashew family. This species grows between 1-2 meters in height, is multi-stemmed, and produces a round, dense crown composed of erect and spreading branches. Between March and April, small yellow flower clusters bloom on the terminal ends of the branches prior to leaf development. Fruit development begins during late summer. Small, red, hairy berries are produced and can remain on the plant throughout the winter. Male catkins develop on the plant in September. Fragrant Sumac leaves are simple and arranged alternately along the branch. Leaves produced are simple and trifoliate with a large center lobe, appearing similar to Poison Ivy. During the spring and summer, the leaves are light green to green-yellow in colour turning a bright yellow to red or dark purple in autumn. Crushed leaves and stems of the Fragrant Sumac produce a fragrant citrus aroma, hence the common name. The aroma of this shrub is attractive to butterfly species, making it the perfect addition to any butterfly garden. The roots of the Fragrant Sumac are shallow, fibrous, and spread rapidly, making it an ideal choice for stabilizing shorelines and mitigating erosion on steep slopes. Unlike other Sumac species, Fragrant Sumac is significantly less aggressive and easily maintained.
Narrow Leaved Meadowsweet
Narrow Leaved Meadowsweet
Height: 1-2m
The Narrow Leaved Meadowsweet is an erect, deciduous shrub, which grows in the shape of a mound. This species develops numerous branches and branchlets, giving it a sparse appearance. Leaves produced are simple and narrow with sharply toothed borders growing alternately along the branches. These bright, light green leaves appear crowded, as they grow close together on the stocks and branches. During the fall, leaves turn a yellow-red or yellow-orange colour. Small white to light pink flower clusters appear in the spring growing in a dense, narrow pyramid at the terminal ends of the branches. During late summer to early fall, these flowers produce smooth, papery seed pods.
Shrubby Cinquefoil
Shrubby Cinquefoil
Height: 1 m
Shrubby Cinquefoil is a hardy, deciduous shrub species that grows about 1 m in height. The stems are reddish brown to gray and appear shredded with age. The leaves are green to blueish green, narrow and elliptic shaped, hairy, alternately arranged, compound with 5 leaflets, and have entire margins. The flowers are showy, yellow, saucer shaped, have five petals, appear in small clusters on terminal branches, and bloom between June and September. In the fall, the flowers give way to an oval-shaped, brown fruit covered in white hairs. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies. This is a popular shrub for ornamental use in gardens.
Kalm St. Johns Wort
Kalm St. Johns Wort
Height: 1 m
Kalm St. Johns Wort is a short, evergreen shrub species that typically grows less than 1 m in height. Older bark is reddish brown and appears shedding. The leaves are bluish green colored, narrow and linear shaped, appear in oppositely arranged pairs, and have entire margins. The flowers are showy, golden yellow colored, have five petals, numerous stamens, appear on upper branching stems, and bloom between July and August. These flowers produce small brown oval seed capsules. The flowers are beneficial for pollinator species, like bees and butterflies. These shrubs are visually attractive and used for making low hedges.
Hoary Vervain
Hoary Vervain
Height: 1 m
Hoary Vervain is a perennial wildflower species that can grow up to 1 m in height. The leaves are oppositely arranged, grayish green colored, ovate shaped, have toothed margins, and covered in hairs. The flowers are lavender colored, appear in clusters on flowering spikes, and bloom between May and September. The flowers bloom from the bottom of the spike first, opening up toward the tip. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species , including bees and butterflies. This plant grows easily from seed.
Hairy Beardtongue
Hairy Beardtongue
Height: 30-60 cm
Hairy Beardtongue is a perennial wildflower that grows about 30-60 cm in height. The leaves are oppositely arranged, lance shaped, and have toothed margins. The flowers are showy, trumpet shaped, pale purple or blueish white colored, tubular with hairy white lips, and bloom between May and June. The stems are very hairy, which distinguish it from other Beardtongune species. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and hummingbirds.
Cylindric Blazing Star
Cylindric Blazing Star
Height: 45 cm
Cylindrical Blazing Star is an upright, clump-forming, perennial wildflower that can reach 45 cm in height. The leaves are narrow, linear, grass like, alternately arranged, have entire margins, and become smaller and fewer as they ascend the stem. The flowers are showy and unique, pink to purple colored, tubular, have five small petals, have a fluffy appearance, appear in compound racemose spikes on flowering stems, and bloom between July and September. Reddish green left bracts form a smooth, cylindrical surface surrounding each compound flower. The flowers are beneficial for pollinator species, like bees and butterflies.
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis
Height: 45-90 cm
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis is a hardy, perennial wildflower species that grows between 45-90 cm tall. The leaves are mostly basal, medium green, narrow and lance shaped, slightly hairy, oppositely arranged, and have entire margins. The flowers are showy, bright yellow with a dark yellow center, daisy like, have 8 toothed rays, appear solitary at the tip of a flowering stem, and bloom between May and July. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies. The Lance-Leaf Coreopsis is hardy, easy to grow, and spreads quickly so can be valuable for re-vegetating disturbed sites.
Blue Lobelia
Blue Lobelia
Height: 1 m
Blue Lobelia is a wildflower species that can grow up to 1 m in height. This plant may also be known by the common name Blue Cardinal Flower. The leaves are light green coloured, alternately arranged, ovate shaped, and have finely toothed margins. The flowers are attractive and showy, light to dark blue in colour with white patches, have two lips, with the upper lip having two lobes that curl backward and the lower lip having three lance shaped lobes that point downward, appear in dense clusters on tall racemes, and bloom between July and September. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies. The seeds are also beneficial to wildlife species, like birds and small mammals.
Highbush Cranberry
Highbush Cranberry
Height: 3 m
Highbush Cranberry is a large deciduous shrub species that typically grows about 3 m in height. The branches on this shrub are dense with arching stems, creating a full form. The leaves are oppositely arranged, Maple leaf shaped, have 3 lobes, and have entire or toothed margins. The flowers are showy, creamy white coloured, appear in flat clusters with larger florets surrounding smaller ones, and bloom between May and June. These flowers change into drooping, bright red berry clusters that persist throughout the winter. While the berries are edible to humans, they are very tart when consumed raw so are typically cooked first. This shrub has very attractive fall foliage, changing a reddish purple colour. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies. The fruit is beneficial to wildlife species, including birds and small mammals. The root system is extensive, making this shrub valuable for controlling erosion and stabilizing loose soil. This species can be found across Canada from Newfoundland to British Columbia, but is most commonly found in Ontario and Quebec.
Christmas Fern
Christmas Fern
Height: 0.5 m
The Christmas Fern is a hardy evergreen fern which can withstand a variety of environmental conditions. It is one of the most common ferns within North America. This species produces robust, leathery, lace-like leaves which grow in a fountain like clump and persist throughout the winter. Silvery and scaled fiddleheads emerge early in the spring. This fern rarely exceeds heights of 1.5 feet and is a popular fern species to utilize in landscaping due to its year-round colour. This fern is often planted for restoration applications due to its ability to conserve soil and control erosion.
Ninebark
Ninebark
Height: 2-3m
The Common Ninebark is a very hardy, large, deciduous shrub naturally occurring within riparian zones. This species is often planted as an ornamental shrub for its exfoliating bark which reveals reddish-light brown inner bark. This shrub is multi-stemmed with numerous horizontal and ascending branches creating a full, round shape. The Common Ninebark produces dull green, ovate to round shaped leaves with three to five lobes per leaf. During the fall the leaves turn brilliant yellow or dark purple. Between May and June, showy, bell-shaped flowers bloom in clusters on the terminal ends of the branches. During the summer, these flowers give way to small green or green-yellow berries which turn a bright red upon ripening.

Compartment A

Naturalization Area

  • pH: normal, basic
  • Depth: potted
  • Moisture: dry, normal
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Plant Height: any
  • Light conditions: full sun
Pasture Rose
4
Fragrant Sumac
2
Narrow Leaved Meadowsweet
1
2
Shrubby Cinquefoil
5
Kalm St. Johns Wort
5

Compartment B

Naturalization Area

Also consider pearly everlasting and cylindrical blazing star and penstemons
  • pH: normal, basic
  • Depth: wildflowers
  • Moisture: dry
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Light conditions: full sun
Hoary Vervain
2
Hairy Beardtongue
2
Cylindric Blazing Star
2
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis
2

Compartment C

Naturalization Area

  • pH: normal, basic
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: dry
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Plant Height: any
  • Light conditions: full sun, partial sun
Hoary Vervain
2
Blue Lobelia
2

Compartment D

Naturalization Area

  • pH: normal, basic
  • Moisture: dry, normal
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Light conditions: partial sun, shade
Fragrant Sumac
1
Shrubby Cinquefoil
1
Highbush Cranberry
1
Christmas Fern
2
Ninebark
1

Compartment E

Naturalization Area

Low, Ferns
  • pH: normal, basic
  • Depth: wildflowers
  • Moisture: dry, normal
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Light conditions: partial sun, shade
Fragrant Sumac
1
Narrow Leaved Meadowsweet
3
3
Kalm St. Johns Wort
2
Christmas Fern
4

Schedule B

Financial Summary

Project Partners: Watersheds Canada and Quinte Conservation


Shoreline Re-Naturalization Starter Kit includes: free site visit, customized re-naturalization planting plan for your shoreline property, native plants including free bare root (small) and potted (large) plants and wildflowers, coconut fibre pads to deter grass from growing around new plantings, tree guards for all deciduous trees, mulch for your wildflowers, Plant Care Guide with instructions on how to take care of your new plants, Habitat Creation Guide and a Wildflower Garden Guide.

Our planting plans are created onsite with you and provide detailed information and plans to re-naturalize your shoreline property. We take photos of areas for planting and overlay native plants that are well suited to your property based on site conditions such as soil type and sunlight availability.

We will work with you to create a plan that works for you including options for low growing plants in areas where views are important.

Item Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Starter Kit fee $250
Free potted plants 23 $0 $0
Free bareroot plants 15 $0 $0
Free wildflowers 12 $0 $0
Total costs $250.00

Schedule C

Project Agreement

Stewardship Agreement

Please indicate your agreement to this proposed plan by signing the following Stewardship Agreement and submitting it, along with your financial contribution, to:

Watersheds Canada
115-40 Sunset Blvd. Perth, ON, K7H 2Y4

Plant Availability

Please note that plant species may need to be changed based on plant stock availability at the time of ordering.

Project Completion

Upon receiving your signed stewardship agreement and financial contribution, a date will be booked to complete the project. Watersheds Canada will supply all plants, materials, and planting labour. If there are particular dates that you would prefer, we will do our best to accommodate your requests.

The Natural Edge Stewardship Agreement with Watersheds Canada

Agreement made this 8th Day of the Month of September in the Year 2020.

BETWEEN Chris Gillespie, 71 Lewisville Drive, Wellington, Ontario, (Hereinafter called the OWNERS)

AND Watersheds Canada, 115-40 Sunset Blvd, Perth, ON, K7H 2Y4 (Hereinafter called WC)

WHEREAS the Owners and WC have met and discussed plans for shoreline naturalization on the specified area(s) in Schedule A existing on the Owners’ land;
WHEREAS the Owners indicate approval of the project as proposed; and
WHEREAS the project is, or will be for the benefit of the Owners and others;

1. This Agreement shall be in effect for a period of 5 years, commencing with the date of this Agreement.

2. The Owners and WC agree that the areas where the work is to be performed is as described in Schedule A.

3. The Owners grant WC, its contractors, employees and agents, the right to enter the property to perform the work agreed upon as outlined in Schedule A. In addition, WC, its contractors, employees and agents may inspect the work performed for the purposes of monitoring the project and survival assessment, with prior agreement with Owners for date and time of inspection.

4. The Owners agree to contribute the “Landowner contribution (25% of eligible costs)” and pay the costs indicated in Schedule B.

5. In instances where the Owners are to pay WC for work to be performed (outlined in Schedule A), the Owners agree to provide payments to WC prior to the commencement of that operation. Failure of payment shall constitute a breach of this Agreement and the Owners agree this Agreement will be terminated and thereupon the Owners agree to pay WC the estimated costs of the operations of the project completed, if any.

6. The Owners agree, if necessary, to perform a reasonable amount of maintenance, which is described in the Native Plant Care Guide, available at watersheds.ca.

7. If the contractor is required to perform the work outlined in Schedule A, then the contractor carrying out the work on the land described will be required to take out and furnish evidence of a comprehensive policy of public liability and property damage coverage. The contractor and their workers will be required to be in good standing with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board prior to performing the work.

8. The Owners agree not to remove, destroy or alter the project without prior consultation and approval of WC. Pruning and trimming planted nursery stock, or adding replacement native nursery stock is exempt.

9. The Owners agree not to mow the planted area.

10. The Owners do acknowledge that WC, its contractors, employees and agents, having performed said works, are not under further obligation with respect to survival of nursery stock, inspection, or maintenance.

11. The Owners, in the absence of negligence, hereby remises, releases and forever discharges WC, its contractors, employees and agents from all claims and demands for injuries, including death, loss, damages and costs in any way related to or connected with installation and maintenance of the work described or resulting from any deleterious effects of the work to the land or to the lands and buildings thereon retained by the Owners.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties have agreed to the contents of this plan; SIGNED:

Watersheds Canada

Representative Signature:

This is your organizational representative's signature.

Chris Gillespie

Owner Signature:

About this program

This project is created as a co-partnership between Watersheds Canada and Quinte Conservation

About Quinte Conservation

Quinte Conservation is a community based environmental protection agency that serves 18 municipalities in the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers and Prince Edward County. Our programs, services and working alongside residents create a sustainable ecosystem where people and nature live in harmony.


This program was created by Watersheds Canada

We believe that every person has the right to access clean and healthy lakes and rivers in Canada. At Watersheds Canada, we work to keep these precious places naturally clean and healthy for people and wildlife to continue using for years to come. We love working with others to meet the needs of local communities, whether you’re a concerned citizen, a landowner, a lake association looking for help, or a coalition of groups interested in activating your local community.