Please join me for a tour of seven flowering meadows on Saturday, August 19, 2017. See the description.
Please join me at Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA, on Saturday, December 9, 2017. See the description.
On this page, find some of my articles and talks on some of my favorite topics: meadows, low-input lawns, and wildflowers. Also see references to helpful books and seed sources.
Meadow and Native Plant Articles:
(by Kathy Connolly)
- What Is a Meadow? How Does It Differ from a Lawn?
- Podcast: Meadows, Lawns, and More
- Soil Preparation for a New Meadow
- Fall: Time to sow next year's meadows
- Sow seeds now for next year's meadows
- Meadows where lawns once grew
- Native Plant series
- From wild to formal: Landscape at Harkness Park is hard to match
- Protecting a Much Beloved Stream at Wadsworth Falls State Park
Regional Wildflower and Grass Seed Mixes:
Free Downloads on Meadows and Conservation Plantings:
Conservation Plantings on Critical Areas for the Northeast, Paul R. Salon and Chris F. Miller
Milkweed: A Conservation Practitioners's Guide, Xerces Society
Meadow, Wildflower and Pollinator books:
- Garden Revolution, Larry Weaner and Thomas Christopher
- Planting in a Post Wild World, Thomas Rainer and Claudia West
- American Meadow Gardens, John Greenlee and Saxon Holt
- Planting: A New Perspective, Piet Oudoulf and Noel Kingsbury
- Urban and Suburban Meadows, Catherine Zimmerman
- Attracting Native Pollinators, Xerces Society
- Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Douglas Tallamy
- Growing and Propagating Wildflowers, William Cullina
- The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes, Rick Darke
- Grasses, Nancy Ondra