It's here. The month that is great for putting in a meadow in almost every state and province. October marks the beginning of planting time in most of California. It's the best time for people in South Florida to plant wild annuals for winter bloom. And in the entire east and midwest, it's time for fall dormant plantings. That means putting in wildflower seed after your first killing frost. Fall planted seed will be up and in bloom about two weeks earlier than the same seed planted next spring. So now's the time. Put in a meadow or add more of your favorite species. And while you're doing it, you can add spring flower bulbs with no extra work, for even earlier color. Enjoy!
October 2, 2004.