Description Description Go low-maintenance and no-mow while supporting nature and biodiversity by planting a mini wildflower meadow with guidance from Tiny & Wild.
The word “meadow” might conjure an image of a broad, expansive prairie covering acres of land, but it doesn’t have to. Meadows don’t have to be big
to make a difference in the health of the planet. If you choose the right plants, even a small corner of the yard will do. In Tiny & Wild
, you’ll learn how to embrace your wild side and create a low-maintenance miniature wildflower meadow
that’s teeming with life.
The perks of creating a wild planting, even on a small scale, are many. Tiny but mighty meadows help mitigate climate change
, foster biodiversity, sequester carbon, and calm the senses
. With as little as a few square feet of space, you can create a beautiful, naturalistic planting
that supports a diversity of plants, pollinators, and a plethora of other living things, not to mention its visual appeal to human eyes. Author and landscape designer Graham Laird Gardner helps you find inspiration in natural spaces so you can successfully site, design, plant, and care for your own small-scale meadow.
Whether you live in the city or in suburbia, perfect places for a mini meadow are everywhere:
A small corner of the yard
The pocket-sized area between the house and driveway
Along a property line
Flanking the front walk
Around your mailbox
Tucked next to the front stoop
At the center of the vegetable garden
In a raised bed
Containers, deck boxes, and patio pots
In the sliver of land between the sidewalk and the street
The plant lists and charts
in Tiny & Wild
share the best plants to include in your micro prairie, and Graham offers plenty of practical advice on planting your meadow from seed, transplants, or mature plants
, depending on your budget, the site, and your timeline. Plus, learn how to care for your wildflower planting
, including tips for watering, plant care, and weed management.
Discover how small spaces can make a big difference in Tiny & Wild