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The Art of the Meadow: Updates from the Farm

  • A Rainy Season Journal - Northwest Meadowscapes
    November 21, 2023

    A Rainy Season Journal

    Note: If you find this information useful, please sign up for our email mailing list on the bottom of this page. --- The Milkweed Lands The milkweeds of my childhood were ditch weeds. In the 1970s and 80s they were...

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  • Winter Hedgework - Northwest Meadowscapes
    December 27, 2022

    Winter Hedgework

    As the end of the year closes in, we would like to thank you – our customer-friends – for your support. The work you do to bring interesting masterpieces and fragments of nature to our shared surroundings makes the world...

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  • Meadow Management Season - Northwest Meadowscapes
    October 16, 2022

    Meadow Management Season

    October is the month of foggy mornings. Of vast dew-covered spider webs tangled in the hedgerows. It’s the month of field cutting. Of meadow management. There’s a common assumption that you can plant a meadow and then just ignore things....

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  • Notes on a Late Spring Day - Northwest Meadowscapes
    June 19, 2022

    Notes on a Late Spring Day

    It’s been a terrific wet spring west of the Cascades. Strangely enough, we all hear grumblings about this cool, wet, season, despite it being a cosmic gift. Our local prairies and meadows haven’t looked this good in years. It’s the...

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  • Transplanting Meadows - Northwest Meadowscapes
    June 25, 2021

    Transplanting Meadows

    It’s almost impossible to stay on top of emails this time of year. We try to tune out the news, and suffer through the heat, meditate on the raspy sound of dry grass on tinder-dry mornings. The days are long,...

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  • Empire of Mud - Northwest Meadowscapes
    December 17, 2020

    Empire of Mud

    In the long dark season we find ourselves with no shortage of tasks still to be done. There’s piles of dry seed and chaff still to be sorted through and mechanically cleaned. There are transplant trays to be sown with...

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  • The Camas Lands - Northwest Meadowscapes
    February 22, 2020

    The Camas Lands

    No Northwestern meadow plant is more iconic than Camassia quamash, common camas. A plant that despite its name, isn’t common, at least not anymore. But it could be again. Arriving over the Rocky Mountains into the Northwest Meriwether Lewis recorded...

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  • The Opposite of Digital - Northwest Meadowscapes
    February 7, 2020

    The Opposite of Digital

     We don’t blog enough. At least not as much as you are “supposed” to for maximizing your social media marketing impact. Mostly we don’t blog much because the internet is sort of exhausting – an artificial ecosystem where nothing...

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  • A Banner Year for Gumweed - Northwest Meadowscapes
    September 5, 2019

    A Banner Year for Gumweed

    With a thermos of coffee and a truckload of buckets, we woke up bleary eyed and much too early this morning, heading out to the gumweed field for our annual harvest, only to discover... it's still in full bloom.  While the more...

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