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This is book four 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.
The open meadow is sunny and fully exposed to the wind. Perennials suited to these conditions never need staking or cosseting, but instead can be planted in wide drifts to fill garden spaces with colour and movement. These are the schemes to use in most common garden situations to replace lawns and old fashioned borders.
The difference between these schemes and those in the “Prairie” (book two) is that in general they are lower growing and use fewer true American prairie perennials.
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 illustrated planting schemes this eBook in PDF format represents incredible value at only 4.99 Euros.
Download some sample pages from Open Perennial Meadows here.