BEFORE / AFTER: JOPPA AVENUE

In 2008 PRAIRIEFORM was asked to size up an old perennial bed and develop a design and planting plan that would add form, seating space, and year-round interest to the landscape. The landscape was first installed in 2009. By its third summer it has filled in and grown up, attracting countless polinators and offering a relaxing seating spot for visitors. For full project description, click here.

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This Minneapolis landscape had been a neglected perennial bed. We were asked to redesign it to give it form, shape, and year-round interest. This Minneapolis landscape had been a neglected perennial bed. We were asked to redesign it to give it form, shape, and year-round interest. This Minneapolis landscape had been a neglected perennial bed. We were asked to redesign it to give it form, shape, and year-round interest..
Steel edging and crushed limestone pathways were carved into the landscape to give it structure. A gathering circle in the center was created, with room for seating and a small table. Steel edging and crushed limestone pathways were carved into the landscape to give it structure. A gathering circle in the center was created, with room for seating and a small table. Steel edging and crushed limestone pathways were carved into the landscape to give it structure. A gathering circle in the center was created, with room for seating and a small table.
By 2010 the ornamental grasses had taken off and the landscape had begun to fill in. By 2010 the ornamental grasses had taken off and the landscape had begun to fill in. By 2010 the ornamental grasses had taken off and the landscape had begun to fill in.
By 2011 the landscape was growing and thriving, full of wildlife, including lots of pollinators and other insects. By 2011 the landscape was growing and thriving, full of wildlife, including lots of pollinators and other insects. By 2011 the landscape was growing and thriving, full of wildlife, including lots of pollinators and other insects.
By 2013 the landscape had become an oasis of wildlife in the middle of Minneapolis, The plants had grown up so much that the seating area in the center felt like a true refuge from the city. By 2013 the landscape had become an oasis of wildlife in the middle of Minneapolis, The plants had grown up so much that the seating area in the center felt like a true refuge from the city. By 2013 the landscape had become an oasis of wildlife in the middle of Minneapolis, The plants had grown up so much that the seating area in the center felt like a true refuge from the city..

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