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"

  1. All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Big Color Wildflower Seed Mix - Variety will create a rainbow of color with 23 annual wildflower varieties. If you're looking for a quick-blooming meadow to give you armfu...

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    All Annual Big Color Wildflower Seed Mix - Variety All Annual Big Color Wildflower Seed Mix - Variety
    As low as $9.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    All Annual Big Color Wildflower Seed Mix - Variety will create a rainbow of color with 23 annual wildflower varieties. If you're looking for a quick-blooming meadow to give you armfuls of cut-flower bouquets, this mix is for you! Blooming starts just weeks after planting and continues from spring all the way through frost, attracting a parade of pollinators along the way. Plant in full sun. This mix contains 100% pure, non-GMO and neonicotinoid-free seeds, and is guaranteed to grow. (Formerly known as our All Annual Mix).
  2. Texas Bluebonnet, Lupine

    Limited Quantities Available!Texas Bluebonnet is a true-blue beauty and one of the worlds most well-known wildflowers. Famous for creating carpets of sweeping indigo color mid-season...

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    Texas Bluebonnet Seeds Texas Bluebonnet Lupinus texensis
    As low as $12.95
    Per 1 Ounce
    Limited Quantities Available!Texas Bluebonnet is a true-blue beauty and one of the worlds most well-known wildflowers. Famous for creating carpets of sweeping indigo color mid-season in meadows throughout the country, this variety prefers sandy, loamy and well-draining soils, as well as a minimum of six hours of sun per day. In warmer areas, Texas Bluebonnets act as perennials, coming back year after year, but in colder areas, they act as annuals. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual.
  3. Pink and Red and White Cosmos Seeds, Cosmos bipinnatus

    Cosmos lights up the garden or meadow in midsummer with pink, crimson and white flowers that hold until frost on tall plants. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds, its col...

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    Cosmos Seeds Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus
    As low as $12.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    Cosmos lights up the garden or meadow in midsummer with pink, crimson and white flowers that hold until frost on tall plants. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds, its colorful and abundant blooms are easy to grow in any region. Cosmos is a popular cutting flower with ferny foliage and strong stems and looks lovely planted along a fenceline. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow.
  4. All Annual Big Color Wildflower Seed Mix - Simplicity

    All Annual Big Color Wildflower Seed Mix - Simplicity features a bold, simple color palette with 10 easy-to-grow annual wildflower varieties. This mix of wildflowers will make for be...

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    All Annual Big Color Wildflower Seed Mix - Simplicity All Annual Big Color Wildflower Seed Mix - Simplicity
    As low as $9.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    All Annual Big Color Wildflower Seed Mix - Simplicity features a bold, simple color palette with 10 easy-to-grow annual wildflower varieties. This mix of wildflowers will make for beautiful natural bouquets with warm, harmonious colors. Watch as pollinators, like bees and butterflies, are attracted to your meadow. Annuals bloom just a few weeks after planting and continue from spring through frost. Plant in full sun. 100% pure, non-GMO and neonicotinoid-free seeds are is guaranteed to grow.
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