Meadow Garden

  • Modern Meadow Garden
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    Tour a Modern Meadow Garden with Year-Round Interest

    Meadow gardens have been a long-lasting gardening “trend” that many have rushed to embrace. But most spaces can look more wild than curated. This garden, owned by Jay Sifford, an…

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    Planting Plan for a Stylized Meadow

    In the article Designing a Stylized Meadow (Fine Gardening #209), garden designer Jay Sifford takes readers through the steps he used to turn a sloped front yard into a lush,…

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    How to Design a Stylized Meadow Garden

    We gardeners, whether we are professional designers or novice plantspersons, can find inspiration in the most unlikely of places. Such was the case when I sat down with a bottle…

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    Traditional vs. Stylized Meadow Gardens

    Many positive things can be said for planting a meadow garden. These naturalistic designs tend to be a bit wilder thanks to the use of native wildflowers and ornamental grasses,…

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    How to Design a Meadow Garden With Multiseason Interest

    Naturalistic, meadow-styles are visually dynamic, always changing, and have long seasonality. They evoke the feeling of being in nature and spotlight natural cycles of growth to decay. Some public gardens…

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    A Native Meadow From Seed

    Today’s photos are from James Dillon. I own a small landscaping/gardening company located near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. We specialize in residential landscape design/installation and small-scale ecologically valuable plantings like…

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    How I Grew a Wildflower Meadow in the Pacific Northwest

    It is hard to read any garden magazines or social media posts without seeing wildflower meadows. It is fun to think about dedicating a part of your garden to wildness.…

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    Massachusetts Meadow

    Today we’re visiting Heidi Dollard’s garden. I have been gardening for 35 years in western Massachusetts. My gardens were always in the shade until four years ago, when we moved…

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    A Mostly Native Meadow Garden

    Today we’re visiting Haliburton, Ontario, to see Justin Dumitrescu’s garden. The garden is ten years old and features mostly native plants in an informal, meadow-like design. Stepping-stones lead through a…

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