Meadow Garden Large Or Small In Your Landscape

Perennial wildflower meadows in Stratford (UK) were the work of James Hitchmough, professor of the Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield. He designed 25 acres on the steep banks of the Lea Valley, using native perennial wildflowers and long season blooming perennials.

This style of “gardening” makes complete sense on an urban landscape. It is much cheaper to grow from seed, and better still if areas can be directly sown. That’s why native wildflower “meadows” and prairie gardens using exotic species are the way forward for urban landscapes.

This approach also makes sense on a smaller scale (think large garden or small field) in a smaller space. 100 plants per square meter were planted in some places, so a vast amount of seed was needed.

Remember a flowering weed is a weed only when it’s growing in a place you don’t want it. Other wise it is a wild flower. 🙂

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4 responses to “Meadow Garden Large Or Small In Your Landscape

  1. love the meadows, and once established they are so effortless! I need more of that 🙂


  2. I love wildflower meadows. I planted some seed in my own garden, too late for this year, but I hope that they will grow next spring/summer.


  3. I love the look of natural flowers.


  4. Teresa Cleveland Wendel

    When we didn’t have a lawnmower, we let the yard go and were surprised to discover that we had a meadow of bachelor buttons in our backyard. We didn’t plant them either. Apparently they were native.


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