by Mike Lizotte

The Seed Man, our resident Wildflower expert, Master Gardener and part-owner, shares with us why Annual Wildflowers are the perfect choice for any garden or meadow.

It’s been a long, cold, snowy winter. My thermometer is reading -1 degree zero and it’s Wednesday, March 26th. Needless to say I’ve had enough winter!

Hopefully you’re in a little warmer climate and you may already be in the garden doing some spring cleaning and getting your beds ready for planting. Well if you’re looking to add some quick, lasting color to your garden this spring, Annual Wildflowers may be exactly what you’re looking for.

Now I’m not talking about your boring big box, mass produced violas and pansies. I’m talking about easy to grow seed annuals such as Red Poppies, Cosmos, Zinnias, Bachelor Buttons, Scarlet Flax, and Sunflower just to name a few.

The Seed Man's Top 5 Reasons to Plant Annuals

Red Poppies
  1. A great value. A little seed will go a long way, share with your friends
  2. Variety is the spice of ‘gardening’! We offer 110 different Annual species to choose from.
  3. Seeds are easier and quicker than you think.
  4. Who doesn’t like picking flower bouquets all summer?<
  5. Instant gratification all season long!

Never tried wildflowers or seed and not sure where to start? We offer our All Annual Mix which is a nice blend of 23 different quick blooming annuals designed to give you color from late spring through fall.

So whether you’re new to gardening or a master gardener, if you’re wanting some quick, lasting color in a few short weeks try adding some Annuals to your garden this season. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Happy Gardening! - Mike "The Seed Man"

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