The perennial meadow is a variation of the prairie or meadow garden. In some parts of North America, where growing conditions are favorable, the meadow garden is slowly becoming an alternative landscape treatment to the expansive, rolling lawn. Some brave urban dwellers have also begun experimenting with it in their front and back yards. Using attractive photos of his work, a new garden blogger, demonstrates how he tackles this innovative planting style in moist Zone 7.
Michael King is a garden designer, author and garden photographer. Book titles to his credit include Gardening with Grasses [written with Piet Oudolf], Gardening with Tulips, and Perennial Garden Design. In addition to a joint honors degree in Botany and Microbiology, he trained as an accountant and in the1980’s won the plum position as head of finance and administration at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London, UK. For the last 20 years, Mr. King has been living in the Netherlands, specializing in perennials, ornamental grasses and tulips. His blog focuses on aesthetically planted meadows. The writing is delightful and he supplies more detailed information about the perennial meadow designing/ planting process than is readily available anywhere else online. Instead of suggesting what we might do, he shows us how he does it. This refreshing blog is aptly titled Perennial Meadows. Click here to visit his site.