Finkman Street Residential Seeded Landscape

A Patch of Prairie Grows in the City

St. Louis, Missouri
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Month-by-Month study exhibits the evolution of a seeded installation

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Expanding opportunities for pollinator habitat was the goal - the beauty is a convenient side-effect

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Blooms and seeds aren't the only sources of beauty in this seeded installation

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Native annual blooms offset longer-establishing species for immediate impact

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Gentle forms of coreopsis create a dreamlike state during golden hour

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Native annuals bring color to the first growing season

"What more delightful avocation than to take a piece of land and by cautious experimentation to prove how it works. What more substantial service to conservation than to practice it on one’s own land?"

Aldo Leopold

Collaborators

Self-Completed

Project Facts

Size:
100 sq ft

Completion:
Spring 2017

Facts:
3 species of grasses
24 species of forbs

Native seeded landscapes have established themselves as the stalwart of the sustainable design movement due to thier high species diversity and low imput requirements. However, their perception of being wild and unruly has relegated their application to multi-acre, and typically rural, sites.

At DTLS we are always finding ways to challenge conventional design thinking. We use our own gardens as test plots and this typical Saint Louis City lot is the perfect opportunity to observe firsthand how a native seeded landscape grows on a residential scale.

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