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This is book three in the series. Book one – Introduction – explains the theory and practice of perennial meadow gardening, the five other books in the series contain planting schemes for a wide range of different settings and growing conditions. See details of the series here.
Stony sun drenched slopes are home to a range of drought tolerant plants. Their fast draining soils are home to many hardy perennials and shrubs which form a community of plants we call steppe.
Perennial meadows for steppe conditions use plants that grow easily in open, sunny, windy and often dry garden settings. Some schemes use plants that although not true “steppe” species, demand an open site free from the competition of bordering neighbors – echinacea cone flowers and stipa grasses for example.
Such growing conditions also exist on roof tops and balconies where perennial meadows using lower growing plants can create exciting green roof landscapes.
All planting schemes consist of:
- an introduction to the scheme highlighting its theme and suggesting where it will fit best into your garden.
- quantities and spacing of each of the five theme plants used.
- suggestions for complementary plants to add to the scheme.
- a discussion of the plants used and how they combine to make a long lasting garden display.
- details on each of the theme plants, recommendations for the best cultivars and an indication of their potential growing height and spread.
With 6 original planting schemes this eBook in PDF format represents incredible value at only 4.99 Euros.
Download some sample pages from Dry Steppe Perennial Meadows here.