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Prairie and Meadow

Add swathes of colorful plants and elegant grasses to your garden and attract butterflies!

Many gardeners relish the unique beauty of prairie gardens with their extraordinary blend of grasses and sturdy perennials. Fortunately, you can create prairie style plantings and enjoy the fascinating world of prairie plants, even if you don't have endless acres at your disposal. Good drainage and a sunny open spot are the main requirements. Prairie and meadow garden designs employ large swathes of plants where contrasts of height, texture and form are more important than color, and where maintenance is kept at a minimum. 


Prairie and Meadow Guides


A Beautiful Fall Border Idea with Asters, Verbena and Grasses

Summer might be over but the gardening season is not as evidenced by this beautiful late-summer garden which marries small and medium-sized plants with great fall colors. You can easily replicate it in your own garden.

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A Beautiful Fall Border Idea with Dahlias, Verbena and Grasses

Very attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and birds, this interesting planting combination reveals its splendor, season after season.

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A Breathtaking Duo

Great for small gardens, borders, containers or in a vase!

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A Casual and Impressionistic Planting Combination

A scenery that reminds of Monet's Poppy Field in Argenteuil, where colorful blobs of paint start from a sprinkling of poppies. This casual and impressionistic planting combination is fairly easy to re-create and requires little maintenance.

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A Cheerful Border Idea with Monarda, Achillea and Digitalis

Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and low maintenance, this summer border, awash with colors and shapes, is really fascinating. A few perennials were used to create this striking look

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A Cheerful Border Idea with Monarda, Agastache and Echinacea

A simple and easy plant combination to create for a lovely and unforgettable spectacle! Easy to grow and fairly low care, most plants are attractive to butterflies or hummingbirds!

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A Cheerful Border Idea with Monarda, Clematis and Artemisia

Attractive to butterflies but ignored by deer!

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A Cheerful Winter Border Idea with Hellebores and Cyclamens

Low care, Hellebores and Cyclamen are invaluable additions to the shade garden and provide gardeners with some of the greatest pleasures in winter.

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A Colorful Summer Border Idea with Easy-to-Grow Plants

If you are looking for a colorful, low care and drought tolerant summer border idea, you may want to try this combination of hardy perennials and ornamental grasses. Wonderfully bold, it combines flower colors and shapes to create a spectacular effect.

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A Colorful Summer Planting Idea with Achillea, Agastache, Eremurus & Nepeta

Long-lasting and low maintenance! Variety and contrast bring interest to any planting. This colorful plant combination is a perfect example of it

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A Fabulous Border Idea with Primula vialii (Orchid Primrose)

Looking for an arresting border idea for your garden that would also be low care and deer resistant? You found it

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A Fabulous Duo to Try: Echinacea and Miss Willmott's Ghost

Fairly easy to replicate, this dramatic border includes a couple of spectacular elements which thrive on neglect while providing striking color and contrast for weeks

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A Fabulous Duo to Try: Echinacea and Salvia

Fairly easy to replicate, this dramatic border includes a couple of spectacular elements which thrive on neglect while providing striking color and contrast for weeks

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A Fabulous Duo to Try: Helenium and Salvia

Weeks of fiery hot colors! All plants have won prestigious awards and make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly appreciated at home

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A Fabulous Duo to Try: Kniphofia and Pampa Grass

Create architectural borders like this one! Both plants enhance seasonal interest, help create striking borders, are drought, salt and deer tolerant. They also won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society

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A Fabulous Fall Border with Anemone, Verbena and Sanguisorba

Looking for a naturalistic midsummer or fall border that would also be airy, low care and with a long season of interest? You found it.

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A Fabulous Perennial Meadow Planting Idea

A relatively low-growing combination of plants that makes the most of a poor soil!

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A Fabulous Perennial Planting Idea

A relatively low-growing combination of plants that makes the most of a poor soil! Most of these plants are drought tolerant, deer resistant, low maintenance, excellent as cut flowers and real magnets for butterflies and bees.

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A Fabulous Perennial Planting Idea with Echinops, Echinacea and Agastache

This naturalized perennial combination enjoys a long season of interest. Most of these plants are drought tolerant, deer resistant, low maintenance, excellent as cut flowers and real magnets to butterflies and hummingbirds.

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A Fabulous Planting Idea with Grasses and Sage

Colorful and rich in textures! Create stunning, easy care and long-lasting border combinations like this one. All plants are deer, rabbit and drought tolerant. Undemanding and easy to grow, they require little maintenance and enjoy a very long season of interest

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A Fabulous Summer Border Idea with Grasses and Dahlias

A long-lasting and low care summer border!

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A Fabulous Summer Planting Idea with Grasses, Agastache and Persicaria

A mixture of ornamental grasses and perennials, this prairie style planting has been designed by world acclaimed designer, Piet Oudolf, and is part of his impressive creations at RHS Wisley.

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