My Prairie Lawn in Oklahoma
Just wanted to share a shot I took today of my little urban prairie. Its a work in progress going on its 6th year. I've never regretted taking out the bermuda grass lawn. I added quite a few new plants this year and am adding more fringed sage in this area. I took out Little Bluestem 'The Blues' which was too bushy and floppy and am growing Little Bluestem 'Blue Heaven' which I have coming up in the back as replacements, they are much more upright and get very purple in fall. My favorite prairie grasses are the Sideoats Grama there by the sidewalk and Blue Grama.
The Lazy Daisy white flowers are new and will naturalize well, nice because they are very low growing and bloom continuously. Other season long bloomers are Pink Flameflowers, Gaillardia, Hairy Golden Aster, Desert Marigolds and Tahoka Daisy, they are all nice heights and have naturalized well.
To the left is Rabbit Bush, Dalea greggi, Flame Acanthus & Lantana. The shrub on the upper right is Green Mormon Tea.
I don't know why it is but this Desert Willow has very fragrant leaves. You can smell it all over the yard.