Grasses and Meadows and Books to Read

Fall is a time of year when I get excited about grasses. I love looking at expanses of meadows as I drive around the Peninsula — see the textures and tones of the meadow grasses swaying in the breeze. My favorite meadows are the ones that are most subtle. Grasses tend to be short, perhaps one dominant flower popping over just a few species of grass to add a sparkle of brilliance in meadows with veins or swaths of colors and textures created by the conditions on the ground —a swale with wetter soils, or clay soil, or ledge and stoney soils that drain very quickly ­— will cause differences in what grasses might grow. Nature does it best when it comes to design. All we need to do as gardene

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Native Gardens of Blue Hill
creating public gardens of Maine native plants
Blue Hill, Maine