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Old 03-18-2016, 02:06 PM   #1
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Flowersred Neil Diboll - Five Steps to a Successful Prairie Meadow - Video

I recently discovered this video on starting a prairie or meadow on Wisconsin Public Television. It has a lot of good information on getting a prairie or meadow established, as well as some innovative ideas like using buckwheat for smothering when preparing the area for seeding.

Five Steps to a Successful Prairie Meadow - Presented by Neil Diboll
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"Neil Diboll, President, Prairie Nursery, Inc., discusses the benefits of planting prairie and grassland ecosystems. Diboll highlights some of the best plants for both small prairie gardens and large prairie meadows and explains how to install and manage these natural flower gardens."
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Many thanks for posting this.

I am at lunch at work now, but will have to watch it ASAP. With my small start last year, I feel the next 3-5 years will be key to my achieving this part of my dream.

I think I've read a book or two from Neil Diboll.
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NEWisc,

Many thanks for posting this.

I am at lunch at work now, but will have to watch it ASAP. With my small start last year, I feel the next 3-5 years will be key to my achieving this part of my dream.

I think I've read a book or two from Neil Diboll.
You're welcome. Your efforts at restoring/creating native landscapes popped into my mind as I was watching the video, so I thought I would post a link here for you and anyone else that is working on a prairie or meadow landscape.

Neil Diboll has done a lot of work with native plants and native landscapes. Here's a link to some of his writing efforts:
Prairie Nursery : Neil Diboll

And although it won't answer many of your concerns about ecotype, I think you will find this particular writing to be an interesting read:
http://www.prairienursery.com/prairie-nursery/neil-diboll/documents/ecotypic-variation.pdf
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You're welcome. Your efforts at restoring/creating native landscapes popped into my mind as I was watching the video, so I thought I would post a link here for you and anyone else that is working on a prairie or meadow landscape.
~smile~

I am finally on the desktop and signed on thinking about finding your link again. I ended up answering in other threads and holding this for last.

I plan to watch it now--but I am also supposed to put in an order for some grass plugs from my favorite nursery. I have NO IDEA why I have been procrastinating on this! I guess I just never find the time after working all day, going to the gym, or working my second job...so, with today off, making a list and ordering from them will have to take precedence over the video--if I find that I'm not calling the nursery soon, then I'll watch the video to get my psyched about calling!

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And although it won't answer many of your concerns about ecotype, I think you will find this particular writing to be an interesting read:
http://www.prairienursery.com/prairie-nursery/neil-diboll/documents/ecotypic-variation.pdf
I just opened this and scanned it. It definitely looks like something I'll enjoy reading. ...and it will help educate me more on a topic that I still feel I know too little about.

I really appreciate all the links, NEWisc--thank you again...and others that stumble across this through web searches will thank you as well.
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