Saturday, August 08, 2009

Scenes from a meadow

The conditions very early in the mornings have been exactly perfect for meadow photography. Here's how our meadow looked to my camera eye at sunrise a couple of days ago.

A heavy dose of Echinacea

Up close and personal

Monard didyma, usually finished blooming by this time
but extended by cool, wet season

Liatris and Ratibida coming on strong
with Monarda in background

Ratibida with soft Monarda colors in background

More information about our meadow and how and why we planted it is at my website.

© Yvonne Cunnington, Country Gardener


  1. Stunning and fantastic pics of lovely flowers! Your medow is perfect composed. I love your blog :)

  2. Beau T Ful Yvonne!! I've decided my next child's name is going to be Monard Didyma!!! Ha Ha just kidding!! I'm hoping to find the perfect spot for my prairie!
    My favorite is still the Ratibida.
    Have a wonderful day!

  3. That's a beautiful meadow. I'm sure it is full of bees and butterflies.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! Where did you get your seeds/plants?

  5. Thanks all for your lovely comments. Rosemary: Information about my meadow and how we did it is here:

  6. Just love it, Yvonne!
    Reading the info. on your web-site and older blog posts, however, makes me think that I don't have the patience to establish and manage a meadow like that.
    Those pics though, keep me dreaming.

  7. Anonymous2:10 PM

    What lovely photos. I especially love the misty morning meadow & the Ratibida. Wishing I had a meadow to plant!

  8. Absolutely beautiful! I love how it all blends together so perfectly.

  9. I came to your site to look at your Aug. bloom day posts, but the first picture in the post stopped me. The mist and light coming through the tree and meadow is stunning.


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