Meadowscaping tour

Here are images from last week’s tour of urban yards planted with Willamette Valley natives.

IMG_9434Parking strip meadow

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.


Another parking strip with Wild lilac, red-flowering currant, Western columbine and fescues.




















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.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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