DESIGN AWARDS To see and learn more about each design, visit FloridaNativeNurseries.org, click Learn More, and use the search bar to find the award winner's page. CENTRAL FLORIDA WINNER Meadow Trail by Andrea England Landscapes About Andrea England Six years ago, after reading Catherine Zimmerman’s Urban & Suburban Meadows, landscape designer Andrea began planting her own meadow, now recognized by the www.FloridaNativeNurseries.org | www.NativePlantShow.com 91 Please see complete design information online at: FloridaNativeNurseries.org Florida Wildflower Foundation’s “Wildflowers, Naturally” program. A young mother, Andrea is inspired by and dedicated to the pursuit of healthier, more natural feeling, sustainable landscapes that celebrate the beauty of native plants. Andrea’s Meadow Trail, an upland hiking trail, is a naturalistic planted area supporting a variety of pollinators with a diverse combination of two dozen native grasses and wildflowers. Andrea was inspired to restore a type of ecosystem that is quickly disappearing as Florida is rapidly developed. The trail begins under a light canopy of Longleaf Pines and opens up into full sun. Successful maintenance would require starting with a clear and weed free site, going through two grow/kill cycles to clear the seed bank of undesirable weed seeds. Tolerance for plants reseeding and “moving” in the landscape will also be needed (the ever changing, not static, living landscape). The meadow can be cut down to just under a foot or so once a year in late winter to manage the appearance (or ideally burned!), and paths cut in for hand weeding accessibility.
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