Saturday, April 19, 2014
Bissell Land Services

Keeping Ballantyne Corporate Park beautiful
and a few other things you may be surprised to know…

Bluebird Box Program

In 2010 Bissell Land Services installed 26 Eastern Bluebird boxes, sponsored by members of the community, around Ballantyne Corporate Park. Currently, there are 29 bluebird boxes installed throughout The Golf Club at Ballantyne and room for more in the Park. The nesting boxes provide a safe habitat and environment for the bluebirds while supporting the growth of their population here in Ballantyne.
 
If you or your company would like to sponsor a bluebird box, the cost is $40.00 (cash or check only). Box sponsorship covers the cost of materials and a plaque for the box with your name or company name. Each box will be numbered and data is reported annually to the Audubon nest box census. The Eastern Bluebird boxes are an instrumental piece of Ballantyne’s Audubon Program for the community.
 
Please email activities@bissellcompanies.com if you or your company is interested in sponsoring a bluebird nesting box in Ballantyne this year.

Bluebird Box Sponsors

These were the bluebird eggs from
Box #8 in 2010. This box is sponsored
by George & Carla Dewey.

bluebird box eggs
Box No. 1 Eric and Star Smith
Box No. 2 Bob & Penni Bloise
Box No. 3 Thomas M. Tait
Box No. 4 ESPN Green Team
Box No. 5 ESPN Green Team
Box No. 6 ESPN Green Team
Box No. 7 George & Carla Dewey
Box No. 8 George & Carla Dewey
Box No. 9 SJA Agency
Box No. 10 tw telecom
Box No. 11 SPX Corporation
Box No. 12 SPX Corporation
Box No. 13 Addison Whitney
Box No. 14 Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Box No. 15 Grace & Cole Fabyan
Box No. 16 ESPN Green Team
Box No. 17 William & Amy Hillis
Box No. 18 Don & Rita Jones
Box No. 19 TBC Accounting Department
Box No. 20 C. Mark Hammond, PGA
Box No. 21 Connie and Jim Jarrett
Box No. 22 Leigh Family
Box No. 23 In memory of Kevin Goich Jr.
Box No. 24 Charlotte Business Journal
Box No. 25 The Ott Family
Box No. 26 In Memory of Velma Bryant Thornton
Box No. 27 Fox News Rising Wilson’s World
Box No. 28
The Kendall Family
Box No. 29
Nolan Hargis
Box No. 30 In honor of Kirk & Marge Glunk
Box No. 31 The Remi Group – EMMP Provider
Box No. 32 In Memory of Stephanie Hiney
Box No. 33 No Red birds! AB, DB, JS, KM, LE
Box No. 34 In Memory of Dewayne Locklear
Box No. 35 In Honor of Liberty Mutual Celebrating 100 Years
Box No. 36 In Memory of Isabella Santos
Box No. 37 In Memory of Brett Morgan
Box No. 38 In Memory of Mark Geter
Box No. 39 Carley, Sophia & Anne Moss
Box No. 40  Stephen and Ethan Cecil


Click here to download a map of each bluebird box and corresponding sponsor!

Ballantyne Bloom Calendar Schedule

Yoshino Cherry Trees

Yoshino Cherry Trees in bloom around mid March in Ballantyne Corporate Park. To learn more about Ballantyne blooms, scroll through our schedule of blooms below.

   MONTH BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME DATE
March Forsythia x intermedia Forsythia Early/Mid March
  Cercis canadensis Eastern Red Bud Mid March
  Prunus ‘Okame’ Okame Cherry Mid March
  Narcissus sp. Daffodil Mid/Late March
  Phlox subulata Creeping Phlox Mid/Late March
  Prunus x yedoensis Yoshino Cherry Late March
  Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood Late March
       
April Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood Early April
  Malus sp. Crab Apple Early April
  Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight’ False Indigo mid/late spring
       
May Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’ Daylily May
  Hemerocallis ‘Little Business’ Daylily May
  Iris ‘Firebreather’ Iris May
  Iris ‘bountiful Harvest’ Iris May
  Paeonia ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ Peony May
  Paeonia ‘Karl Rosenfield’ Peony May
       
June Phlox paniculata ‘Minnie Pearl’ Minnie Pearl Phlox June
  Phlox paniculata ‘Pink Flame’ Pink Flame Phlox June
  Phlox paniculata ‘Red Magic’ Red Magic Phlox June
  Phlox paniculata ‘Purple Flame’ Purple Flame Phlox June
  Achillea ‘Moonshine’ Moonshine Yarrow June
  Echinacea ‘Kims Knee High’ Cone Flower June
  Echinacea ‘Magnus’ Cone Flower June
  Echinacea ‘Harvest Moon’ Cone Flower June
  Echinacea ‘Sundown’ Cone Flower June
  Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’ Daylily June
  Hemerocallis ‘Little Business’ Daylily June
  Leucanthemum ‘Becky’ Shasta Daisy June
  Leucanthemum ‘Crazy Daisy’ Shasta Daisy June
  Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’ Black Eyed Susan June
  Rudbeckia ‘Indian Summer’ Black Eyed Susan June
  Salvia greggi ‘Red’ Sage June
  Salvia mystic spires Sage June
  Stokesia ‘Klaus Jellito’ Stoke‘s Aster June
  Astilbe ‘Fanal Red’ Astilbe June
  Astilbe ‘Maggie Daley’ Astilbe June
  Iris ‘Firebreather’ Iris June
  Iris ‘bountiful Harvest’ Iris June
  Phlox subulata ‘Drummond Pink’ Phlox June
  Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’ Garden Verbena June
       
July Phlox paniculata ‘Minnie Pearl’ Minnie Pearl Phlox July
  Phlox paniculata ‘Pink Flame’ Pink Flame Phlox July
  Phlox paniculata ‘Red Magic’ Red Magic Phlox July
  Phlox paniculata ‘Purple Flame’ Purple Flame Phlox July
  Achillea ‘Moonshine’ Moonshine Yarrow July
  Dahlia ‘Bishop of Liandaff’ Garden Dahlia July
  Dahlia ‘Bishop of Oxford’ Garden Dahlia July
  Dahlia ‘Bishop of York’ Garden Dahlia July
  Dahlia Munchen Garden Dahlia July
  Echinacea ‘Kims Knee High’ Cone Flower July
  Echinacea ‘Magnus’ Cone Flower July
  Echinacea ‘Harvest Moon’ Cone Flower July
  Echinacea ‘Sundown’ Cone Flower July
  Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’ Daylily July
  Hemerocallis ‘Little Business’ Daylily July
  Leucanthemum ‘Becky’ Shasta Daisy July
  Leucanthemum ‘Crazy Daisy’ Shasta Daisy July
  Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’ Black Eyed Susan July
  Rudbeckia ‘Indian Summer’ Black Eyed Susan July
  Salvia greggi ‘Red’ Sage July
  Salvia mystic spires Sage July
  Stokesia ‘Klaus Jellito’ Stoke‘s Aster July
  Crocosmia ‘Miss Scarlet’ Crocosmia July
  Iris ‘Firebreather’ Iris July
  Iris ‘bountiful Harvest’ Iris July
  Phlox subulata ‘Drummond Pink’ Phlox July
  Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’ Garden Verbena July
  Pervovskia ‘Russian Sage’ Russian Sage July
       
August Phlox paniculata ‘Minnie Pearl’ Minnie Pearl Phlox August
  Phlox paniculata ‘Pink Flame’ Pink Flame Phlox August
  Phlox paniculata ‘Red Magic’ Red Magic Phlox August
  Phlox paniculata ‘Purple Flame’ Purple Flame Phlox August
  Achillea ‘Moonshine’ Moonshine Yarrow August
  Dahlia ‘Bishop of Liandaff’ Garden Dahlia August
  Dahlia ‘Bishop of Oxford’ Garden Dahlia August
  Dahlia ‘Bishop of York’ Garden Dahlia August
  Dahlia Munchen Garden Dahlia August
  Echinacea ‘Kims Knee High’ Cone Flower August
  Echinacea ‘Magnus’ Cone Flower August
  Echinacea ‘Harvest Moon’ Cone Flower August
  Echinacea ‘Sundown’ Cone Flower August
  Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’ Daylily August
  Hemerocallis ‘Little Business’ Daylily August
  Leucanthemum ‘Becky’ Shasta Daisy August
  Leucanthemum ‘Crazy Daisy’ Shasta Daisy August
  Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’ Black Eyed Susan August
  Rudbeckia ‘Indian Summer’ Black Eyed Susan August
  Salvia greggi ‘Red’ Sage August
  Salvia mystic spires Sage August
  Stokesia ‘Klaus Jellito’ Stoke‘s Aster August
  Crocosmia ‘Miss Scarlet’ Crocosmia August
  Phlox subulata ‘Drummond Pink’ Phlox August
  Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’ Garden Verbena August
  Pervovskia ‘Russian Sage’ Russian Sage August
       
September Phlox paniculata ‘Minnie Pearl’ Minnie Pearl Phlox September
  Phlox paniculata ‘Pink Flame’ Pink Flame Phlox September
  Phlox paniculataa ‘Red Magic’ Red Magic Phlox September
  Phlox paniculata ‘Purple Flame’ Purple Flame Phlox September
  Dahlia ‘Bishop of Liandaff’ Garden Dahlia September
  Dahlia ‘Bishop of Oxford’ Garden Dahlia September
  Dahlia ‘Bishop of York’ Garden Dahlia September
  Dahlia Munchen Garden Dahlia September
  Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’ Daylily September
  Hemerocallis ‘Little Business’ Daylily September
  Leucanthemum ‘Becky’ Shasta Daisy September
  Leucanthemum ‘Crazy Daisy’ Shasta Daisy September
  Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’ Black Eyed Susan September
  Rudbeckia ‘Indian Summer’ Black Eyed Susan September
       
October Dahlia ‘Bishop of Liandaff’ Garden Dahlia October
  Dahlia ‘Bishop of Oxford’ Garden Dahlia October
  Dahlia ‘Bishop of York’ Garden Dahlia October
  Dahlia Munchen Garden Dahlia October
  Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’ Daylily October
  Hemerocallis ‘Little Business’ Daylily October
  Leucanthemum ‘Becky’ Shasta Daisy October
  Leucanthemum ‘Crazy Daisy’ Shasta Daisy October
  Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’ Black Eyed Susan October
  Rudbeckia ‘Indian Summer’ Black Eyed Susan October
       
November Muhlenbergia ‘Pink Muhly’ Hairy Awn Muhly November
       
December Muhlenbergia ‘Pink Muhly’ Hairy Awn Muhly November

Audubon Cooperative
Sanctuary Program

ACSPThe Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) is an education and certification program that helps organizations and businesses protect our environment. In attaining certification through Audubon International, Bissell Land Service’s strategies of Ballantyne Corporate Park successfully maintain sound environmental practices in six key areas: environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation and water quality management.

Ballantyne Corporate Park
Cutting Garden

The cutting garden is intended to provide fresh cut flowers to the hospitality units within the Bissell Companies, but there is a larger role of what the project stands for.

A few key components in attaining Audubon International certification is environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management. The diverse representation of the newly planted cutting garden is a great showcase of a few key components to what the Audubon International Society represents.
 
Bissell Land Services has created a season-long garden of interest that represents approximately 400 different plants and over 20 different plant species including flowering trees, perennials, ornamental grasses and shrubs.

Click here to see a map of the Cutting Garden!

Iris ‘Bountiful Harvest’

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