Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A good article on establishing a meadow

The New York Times recently had a good article in their Home and Garden section about creating a perennial meadow:
"A perennial meadow in bloom, its colors constantly changing with the play of light and shadow, may be nature at its most alluring. Yet, as random and natural as a meadow looks, there is nothing haphazard about creating one. Planting a meadow, it turns out, is as rule-bound and time-consuming as planting any perennial border, according to Larry Weaner, a Pennsylvania landscape designer and one of the pioneers of meadow design in the United States."
Read the full article here to find out what's involved and how long it takes to get the plants flowering. The description is very similar to the process we went through to get our own meadow, pictured above, established.

More links: information about our meadow at my web site, and also a blog post about weed control in the meadow.

© Yvonne Cunnington, Country Gardener


  1. Thanks Yvonne! This will come in very handy.

  2. There are so many lovely pics in your blog! Greetings from the south of Norway!

  3. Thanks, Charlotte, for visiting and commenting. Cheers, Yvonne

  4. Larry is coming to the Scott Arboretum this Saturday to give a workshop on Lawn Alternatives for the Real World. Check it out!


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