Author(s): VERNER YVETTE
Whether you have a large or small garden, and whether you live in town or country, you can create your own flower meadow. Watch butterflies pollinate your wild flowers, swallows and bluebirds snapping up mosquitoes, and an ever-changing array of shapes and colors in your meadow garden.
Meadows of the kind enjoyed by our forebears (unlike the crewcut lots of grass or turf that have almost completely replaced them over the past fifty years) support large populations of plants, insects, birds, and other animals. Meadows are extremely important in maintaining the ecological diversity of the landscape. Plants considered by chemical-turf engineers to be weeds actually support a rich variety of indigenous wildlife: for example, the modest oxeye daisy alone supports over twenty species of insect!