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Old 10-27-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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Author Catherine Zimmerman has a new video out on her youtube channel about the installing of a meadow. Her book "Urban and Suburban Meadows" is a fine example of how to install a meadow, (though there is the occasional off comment here and there she'll make like all double flowering plants are sterile.)
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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Great video, MrILTA!

I can't imagine tackling an area that big with plugs and potted plants! ...especially on my own (as would be the case for my meadow project)...but it sure does make me want to establish native grasses and wildflowers on a large scale in our field.

After seeing an older gentleman, I started imaging that could be me in 10-20 years. I also found myself wishing they'd do a follow up to show it in its glory...only to find that they did include it in bloom in what I'm guessing was the end of the season of the first year. Wonderful. I still find myself hoping for a follow up of subsequent years...or, even better, shots of it in various seasons over the next couple of years.

Thank you so much for sharing.
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21,000 plants?!?!?! That's one heck of a project!
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It really is inspirational!

Once I get my native meadow established (as opposed to the European grasses and weeds that are intermingled by a patch or two of natives), I may even consider a sign (something I've been kind of wary of)...like they have to help educate people. I can't do it now, because it would be misleading as to what a native restoration really is.

I think this video is worth coming back to for inspiration...and if one is experiencing the winter blues.
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