Here are images from last week’s tour of urban yards planted with Willamette Valley natives.
A test plot seeded two years ago with ‘Tough and Tenacious’ mix, a low-growing mix of 15 Willamette Valley meadow species, plus a few potted bunch grasses added in.
A band of mown eco-lawn on the right allows people to get in and out of cars easily.
Front yard meadowscape
Lupin, potentilla and meadow flowers in front of a woodland border that has gone through various phases of succession and intervention over 20 years.
Wildness ensues in a meadow front yard full of Potentilla gracilis, lupin and sidalcea.
Woodland meets meadow.
Bracken fern and Roemer’s fescue around a bird bath.