I been asked to help transform an existing meadow at work. It's been mainatained over the years by mowing in the late winter and I'm sure there has been plenty of small cedars removed over the years. I do see there are a few that should be removed. My question is getting of tract here but would it be better to when the cedar are removed to transplant a larger sized plant like Joe-Pye or sprinkle seeds of something like V. bonariensis? I want them both to attract more butterflies.
I not sure about the soil yet or even what growing. Haven't reached that point. The leas is rather large almost 25 acres. So lot of place to try but I want to get it going more than a trial.
I've been reading the post to get some ideas and I'm guessing it depends what part of the county and how native one thinks it should be.
I really like this Verbenia. I have seen it when it's happy in a home garden take over. How does it done for you? I'm in NJ.