Meadow and Wildflower Resources

Hello, meadow-makers! Here's a potpourri of ideas, articles, sources, books and more about the communities of grasses and flowers we call meadows. Scroll down to see all content. 

7 Benefits of Native Plant Meadows 

  1. They encourage native plants instead of non-natives and invasive weeds.
  2. Create pollinator habitat.
  3. Offer life cycle support for many creatures, from soil microbes to insects, birds, and mammals.
  4. Protect soil health above and below ground, through deep roots and vigorous ground cover.
  5. Capture carbon through the production of biomass, above and below ground.
  6. Offer quiet neighborhoods—no weekly visits from lawn mowers and weed whackers.
  7. Reduce pollution—no weekly visits from gas-powered equipment.

Video from Kathy's 2018 meadow tour. 

Regional Wildflower and Grass Seed Mixes: 

American Meadows 

Ernst

Hart Seed: New England meadow mix.

New England Wetland Plants

Prairie Moon Nursery

Prairie Nursery

Roundstone Seed

Wildflower Farm 

Downloads on Meadows and Conservation Plantings: 

Meadow, Wildflower and Pollinator books:

  • Garden Revolution, Larry Weaner and Thomas Christopher
  • Planting in a Post Wild World, Thomas Rainer and Claudia West
  • Planting: A New Perspective, Piet Oudoulf and Noel Kingsbury
  • Urban and Suburban Meadows, Catherine Zimmerman
  • Meadowland: The Private Life of an English Field, John Lewis-Stempel 
  • 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