Meadows are the new lawn
Well, not quite the new lawn, but wildflower meadows are becoming a popular alternative! Both the Daily Progress and Charlottesville Tomorrow have published articles about the “Meadow Man” John Hermsmeier. Other local businesses such as J.W. Townsend offer meadow installation and maintenance. Meadows are a beautiful option and provide enormous environmental benefits for pollinators and other wildlife.
You can see examples of our own demonstration Butterfly Garden at the Ivy Creek Natural Area:
If you want to learn more about planting your own meadow or pollinator garden, give our Master Gardeners a call at the Horticulture Help Desk.