Plants are usually the most visible part of any Millennium Green- from the Grass to the Trees. They usually take up most of the working hours of running the Greens from mowing to planting and hedge and tree maintenance.
Wildflowers and Flower Beds Edit
Many Greens have wildflower meadows; it is the kind of thing people expect us to create, especially the rural ones. Some, especially the urban greens, have formal flower beds. Perhaps it is more important to have wildflower meadows in the urban ones. Increasing the flowers on our Greens will increase the food for pollinators, such as bees.
WildflowersEditMany Greens started out with the idea of creating wildflower meadows, often with less than perfect success. Wildflower Meadows are usually very artificial things- many wildflowers, such as poppies, only grow when the ground is disturbed. Meadows are cut every year to stop shrubs and trees from taking over. However, where they are successful they are often very treasured features of their Green.
Flower BedsEditSome Greens have formal flower beds, often at key points such as entrances. These may take quite a lot of weeding and maintenance, but may attract volunteers who like garden flowers.
Fruit and Vegetables Edit
Water Plants Edit
Some Greens manage to earn income from their plants. A few of the larger, rural Greens are pasture land for farm animals; some produce fruit to sell and some sell their spare plants at plant sales.