My last meadow effort failed because I planted only spring annuals. Summer came and bermuda grass took my meadow, which was forward of the area about to return to the wild.
I know that we can depend on Solidago to return with little effort on my part, and Bidens and Ragweed too.
Among self-planted natives here are rabbit tobacco, sumac,
big bluestem, wild cherry and goldenrod.
I may wait to see what self sows before I scatter many seeds. I do expect Bermuda grass to return quickly from roots among Bahia grass which holds the soil. Emerging plants depend on what birds scatter, what the wind blows in and what dormant seeds left in the soil from years past were brought to the top during cultivation.
Mowed paths are my favorite landscape element.