Meadows & Wildlife Gardens
Gardens full of diversity, color and texture are as delightful for wildlife as they are for the gardener. A meadow is often the perfect solution to an area where the homeowner does not want to mow or prefers a natural view instead of a manicured garden bed. Such spaces can be a magnet for pollinating insects, butterflies and birds as they offer a buffet of food and beneficial habitat throughout the year. Despite what those cans of flower seeds claim, meadows are not a simple undertaking. To create a meadow with waves of constantly changing colors, a diversity of thriving species and plants that play off the light, some planning needs to be done. We emphasize the use of plants that have not been overly hybridized for the sake of color or size but rather maintain a full offering of pollen for the butterflies and insects that are nurtured by these flowers. It takes patience and skill to create these habitats, but they are worth it.
I should be glad if all the meadows on the earth were left in a wild state - Henry David Thoreau