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History of the Krischan Gardens Arboretum:
    2008
  • Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum', Japanese Maple
  • Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Tamukeyama', Japanese Maple
  • Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lady in Red'
  • Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'
    2007
  • Comptonia peregrina, Sweetfern (dead 2010)
  • Hydrangea paniculata 'Pinky Winky'
    1998
  • Tsuga canadensis, Hemlock (3)
  • Juniperus virginiana, Eastern Red Cedar (5) introduced
    1997
  • Taxodium distichum, Bald Cypress (cut 2009)

Three Weigela in center of lot, June 1995. Three Chinese Lilacs (6 feet) in lava rock (trees cut 2000).

    1995
  • Tilia cordata, Littleleaf Linden (dead 2010)
  • Krischan Photography was launched!

Large Black Walnut (60 foot) along west lot line (near west gate), spring 1994. No native flora, just tall lawn grass.

    1994
  • First bulbs were planted.
  • Malus 'Donald Wyman', Crabapple
    1993
  • Cornus sericea, Red Osier Dogwood (3), Synonym: C. stolonifera
  • Cornus sericea, Yellow Twig Dogwood 'Flaviramea' ? (3)
  • Magnolia stellata, Star Magnolia
  • Malus 'Prairifire', 'Royalty', 'Profusion', 'Snowdrift', Crabapple (4)
  • Quercus rubra, Red Oak
  • Viburnum trilobum, Highbush Cranberry (3)
  • Viburnum opulus, Highbush Cranberry (3??)
  • Salix discolor, French Pussy Willows (3)
    1992
  • Acer rubrum 'October Glory', Red Maple
  • Betula nigra 'Heritage', River Birch (5)
  • Cercis canadensis, Redbud (3)
  • Ginkgo biloba, Ginkgo
  • First perennials were planted (Butterfly Bush and Ferns)

Planting Picea pungens (4 foot) near northwest corner of lot, July 1991


Eight Picea pungens (2 to 4 feet) near northwest corner of lot, July 1991

    1991
  • Acer platanoides forma Variegata, Norway Maple
  • Acer platanoides 'Crimson King', Norway Maple
  • Acer rubrum, Red Maple (cut 2007)
  • Sorbus aucuparia, European Mountain Ash (2)
  • Thuja occidentalis 'Techny', (13) White Cedar
    1990
  • Betula platyphylla, Whitespire Birch (10)
  • Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple', White Ash (cut 2008)
  • Pinus strobus, White Pine (2) (2 cut 2009)
  • Thuja occidentalis 'Nigra', White Cedar (17)
  • Thuja occidentalis 'Techny', White Cedar (11)

Pinus sylvestris (5 foot) along north fence, circa 1989


Ten or more Pinus sylvestris (3 to 4 feet) near north fence, circa 1989


Pinus sylvestris (4 foot) near north fence and double gate, circa 1989

    1989
  • Acer platanoides 'Deborah', Norway Maple (cut 2005)
  • Acer platanoides 'Oregon Pride', Norway Maple (cut 2005)
  • Acer rubrum 'Northwood', Red Maple (cut 2005)
  • Juniperus horizontalis, Creeping Juniper
  • Larix laricina, Tamarack (4)
  • Magnolia X soulangeana, Saucer Magnolia
  • Pinus nigra, Austrian Pines (20) (5 cut 2009)
  • Pinus sylvestris, Scotch Pines (15) (1 cut 2009)

Cotoneaster acutifolia (5 foot), Platanus occidentalis (10 foot), and Picea pungens (2 foot) along north lot line, August 1987


Un-planted backyard, in backyard facing back of house, spring 1987. Notice new deck, new split rail fence, and new chainlink fence. Ninebark to left of house.

    1986
  • Amelanchier laevis, Allegheny Serviceberry (2)
  • Betula pendula, European Birch
  • Cotoneaster acutifolia, Peking Cotoneaster (4)
  • Picea abies, Norway Spruce
  • Picea pungens, Blue Spruce (13)
  • Spiraea vanhouttei, Bridal Wreath Spirea
  • Viburnum lantana 'Mohican', Viburnum

Un-planted hillside along north lot line, circa fall 1985

    1985
  • Cotoneaster acutifolius, Peking Cotoneaster
  • Picea pungens, Blue Spruce
  • Platanus occidentalis, Sycamore

Un-planted frontyard, facing northeast, spring 1984


Un-planted frontyard, facing southeast, spring 1984


Un-planted backyard, facing west, spring 1984. Notice tree house on Black Walnut, metal pole bird feeder, and Crabapple tree (4 foot, only planted tree in yard).


Un-planted backyard, in backyard facing back of house, spring 1984. Notice old deck, wash line pole, and before rear bay window was installed.

    1984
  • 1.2 acre property was purchased within an existing subdivision in Town of Vernon, Waukesha County, southeast Wisconsin. For many years prior to development, the acreage was farmland (probably corn fields). The home was constructed in 1977. The lot was then covered with a typical large suburban lawn. Landscaping, at the time we purchased it, was minimal. There were almost no trees or shrubs on the lot. Only one tree remains today from the plantings by the original owner:
  • Malus 'Profusion', Crabapple

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