This perennial shows two years of growth. From Year 1 to Year 2, the number of stems doubled. Prairie blazing star (Liatris Pycnostachya ‘Eureka’) is a native perennial that beckons pollinators like crazy.
The simple design of the craftsman era is evident in this prairie style home. Square porch columns and low-pitched roofs are characteristic of this style. Dark green awnings standout against a neutral exterior.
Popular in the Midwest, the prairie home is known for its defining horizontal lines. Prairie was influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and features many of the same concepts such as built-in furniture, simple materials and open floor plans. Prairie-style homes also feature long flat roofs, rows of windows, horizontal lines and organic patterns.
Ornamental grasses steal the show in autumn, with eye-catching seedheads and blades that move in the wind. ‘Prairie Fire’ switch grass (Panicum virgatum) forms sturdy, upright clumps that stand up to winter snows. Blue-green stems and wine-red leaves look great through the growing season. Rosy-tinted flower heads appear in late summer and linger into winter. Switch grass is a great plant for wildlife gardens, providing good winter cover for birds and insects. Plants grow 48 to 60 inches tall by 18 to 24 inches wide. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
At a mere 400 square feet (of enclosed space), this tiny cabin actually meets the size requirements to be considered a park model RV. With gorgeous cedar wood siding and an impressive prairie-style design, the cozy home belongs in its own category.
Finished in gray, this deck is the perfect spot for entertaining without distracting from the natural beauty of the outdoors. Black patio furniture provides a cozy, yet sophisticated spot for gathering over a great meal.