The Dirt Diva

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Before and After: Meadowscape, Callicoon


Meadowscapes or meadow gardens are becoming increasingly popular, thanks in part to the NYC Highline garden, designed by Danish garden designer Piet Oudolf. Meadow gardens look wild/native/natural and are very low maintenance once established. Creating one is a lot of work, as plant selection, soil and site prep are extremely important. They typically include a lot of grasses, and  prairie-type perennial flowers which are tolerant of dry conditions once established. Meadow gardens come into their own in their 3rd year of establishment. This one was planted over the course of one season, but will have growing pains for at least another year.

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