This is our "Bible" for planting wildflowers in any region, any season. It's in plain English, and based on work with millions of wild gardeners all over No. America for 25 yrs.
Here's simple, clear info on coverage. How to quickly estimate your area's size in sq. ft, and how to choose seed for a "meadow look" planting or one of solid wildflowers.
There are about 10 questions any new wild gardener always asks--for example, "When will I see bloom?", "How do I tell weeds from wildflowers?" Here are the answers.
When will your annual flowers be killed by frost? When will your gardening season end? This chart tells it all by giving you cities coast to coast and their "first killing frost date." Just check out your nearby cities, and you'll know when to expect it will happen.
After seeding and tending wildflower meadows for over 20 years, we’ve learned a lot. Most of our work has been done in Vermont, but by working with wildgardeners from all over North America for over two decades, we also learned which plants do best in various areas.
Here's how to expand your bloom season by up to two months using easy-to-grow, perennial bulbs. They're always available, and require absolutely no care. Be sure your wildflower garden includes the "other wildflowers"--wild tulips, wild daffodils, and wild lilies.
We hear the question all the time: "What's the best time to plant wildflower seeds in fall, in my area?" This article answers the question and more. It also relates wildflower planting to fall bulb planting time--sometimes doing both at once can save a lot of work.
After your seed is planted, you'll have these questions. Here are the answers. For questions like "What's that blue one?" "When will the poppies bloom?" "How about the perennials?" All the answers are here, in simple plain talk.
Unless you already know, you must understand the simple differences between the 2 basic types of flower plants. Once you do, everything else makes sense. Just read.
Don't be a "Perennials Only" snob! Many gardeners miss a big thrill by ignoring the wild annuals. In Wildflower Meadows, they're important to a meadow's success.
Even though spring will always be the No. 1 season, fall planting has definite advantages. After all, when you think about it, nature plants wildflowers in the fall!
When winter wipes out everything in your garden, take heart. Wildflowers are always in bloom on the internet. Here are some recommended sites.
After you've enjoyed a wildflower garden for awhile, it always comes to mind: What about Wild Roses? Here are the facts about some of the world's most beautiful wildflowers.
Flowers in the shade?Here's how we created our woodland garden, and tips for yours. A success story with some of America's most treasured native wildflowers and ferns.