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Mini meadows : grow a little patch of colorful flowers anywhere around your yard / by Mike Lizotte ; photography by Rob Cardillo.

By: Lizotte, Mike.
Contributor(s): Cardillo, Rob [photographer.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: North Adams, Massachusetts : Storey Publishing, [2019]Description: x, 141 pages : colour illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781612128351; 1612128351.Subject(s): Flower gardening | Meadow gardeningDDC classification: 635.9 Summary: Small space, big impact. Growing a patch of meadow plants is an easy inexpensive way to start your first garden. It's also an eco-friendly alternative to a lawn and can help prevent erosion and provide food for pollinators. Mike Lizotte guides you through the steps of choosing the perfeect plants for your space, prepping the ground for growing from seed, and enjoying your mini meadow for years to come.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The word "meadow" conjures images of wide expanses of land, but a mini meadow -- a kind of informal flower garden started with seed sown directly into the soil -- can be any size; plus, it's fun, easy to grow, and good for the planet. With as little as 50 square feet and for less than $20, gardeners can plant a colorful meadow that demands little in the way of space, mowing, or maintenance, uses less water than a traditional lawn, and provides habitat for pollinators -- not to mention a natural exploration space for children.

From choosing the right variety of seeds, preparing the soil, sowing evenly, and watering well, author Mike Lizotte guides readers through the process of successfully creating a miniature meadow that suits their climate, soil, and growing goals, whether planting to beautify a hellstrip, halt erosion, fill a boggy spot, or establish a nesting area for bees and butterflies. Mini Meadows offers gardeners of all levels the keys to creating, caring for, and reaping the rewards of thriving meadows through the seasons, year after year.

Includes index.

Small space, big impact. Growing a patch of meadow plants is an easy inexpensive way to start your first garden. It's also an eco-friendly alternative to a lawn and can help prevent erosion and provide food for pollinators. Mike Lizotte guides you through the steps of choosing the perfeect plants for your space, prepping the ground for growing from seed, and enjoying your mini meadow for years to come.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface: My Life in Meadows (p. vii)
  • Introduction: You've Got the Perfect Spot for a Meadow (p. 1)
  • 1 Meadow Planning 101 (p. 13)
  • 2 Digging In (p. 37)
  • 3 Autumn and Beyond (p. 67)
  • 4 Meadows with a Purpose (p. 77)
  • 5 Planting for Pollinators and Wildlife (p. 101)
  • Appendix: Meadow Plants for Specific Regions (p. 123)
  • Glossary (p. 132)
  • Resources (p. 134)
  • Index (p. 138)