Real Gardens

Short Meadows in Santa Barbara

While we're on the subject, take a look at
these photos of a lawn replacement project by BIlly Goodnick.  He says this shot above was taken "looking over a border of roses and breath of heaven. I like the
juxtaposition of wildness and civility. This photo was snapped before
the overseeded wildflowers began to sprout."  Those wildflowers will be sprouting up in a field of Carex praegracilis.
Can't wait to see the effect.

Posted by on July 5, 2010 at 12:23 pm, in the category Real Gardens.
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5 responses to “Short Meadows in Santa Barbara”

  1. You should check out David Fross’ meadow. He owns Native Son Nursery near Arroyo Grande. He was my native plants professor at Cal Poly.

  2. Kay says:

    I think that it is beautiful. I can picture me sitting there with a cup of coffee in the morning breeze.

  3. Stuart says:

    I agree with you Greg! Imagine leaving NATURE to paint the backdrop!! A beautifully manicured lawn is exactly what this organic vista needs – not!

    Susan, your sentiments re: “a juxtaposition of wildness and civility” is spot on. Love it!

  4. Dog Island: Dave Fross is a wealth of great plants and designer extraordinaire! I use plants from Native Sons all the time – some will be going into this very meadow in the fall. You’re fortunate to have studied with him.

    Stuart: Actually, Susan’s sentiment is a quote from my caption of the original picture, but if she’d said it, I’d agree that her sentiments are “spot on.” Thanks ;-))