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The lure of a meadow

July 28, 2017

With rising interest in naturalistic planting—in public spaces like New York City’s High Line and private homes like those featured in Planting in a Post-Wild World—the meadow is getting its well-deserved day in the sun. In The American Meadow Garden, John Greenlee and Saxon Holt meditate on the beauty and functionality of cultivating grassland ecologies:

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Timber authors on lawn alternatives

August 29, 2011

This month on Garden Designers Roundtable, garden writers are discussing lawn alternatives. Several members of the Lawn Reform Coalition are also sharing their insight on promoting a different kind of yard. These gardeners have a variety of suggestions on changing blankets of turf grass to something more beautiful, natural, and lower maintenance. Three Timber authors have shared their thoughts on lawn alternatives during this […]

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