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. 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.
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  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.
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  3. Red Poppy, Papaver rhoeas

    Red Poppy, also known as Flanders Poppy, is famed around the world for the carpet of red beauty it creates when in full bloom. A must-have for any wildflower meadow or garden, this e...

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    Red Poppy Seeds Red Poppy, Corn Poppy, Flanders Poppy, Shirley Poppy Papaver rhoeas
    As low as $16.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    Red Poppy, also known as Flanders Poppy, is famed around the world for the carpet of red beauty it creates when in full bloom. A must-have for any wildflower meadow or garden, this easy-to-grow annual delights with bright blooms throughout the summer season. Deer resistant and attractive to pollinators, Red Poppies can be planted in any region of the US. We're proud to sell only 100% pure, non-GMO and neonicotinoid-free seeds. Guaranteed to grow.
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  4. Zinnia Seeds Cut and Come Again Mix, Zinnia elegans

    Blooming in a rainbow of colors, the Cut and Come Again Mixture provides endless Zinnias from mid-summer all the way until frost, giving you plenty of blooms to cut and bring indoors...

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    Zinnia Seeds Cut and Come Again Mix Cut and Come Again Zinnia Zinnia elegans
    As low as $9.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    Blooming in a rainbow of colors, the Cut and Come Again Mixture provides endless Zinnias from mid-summer all the way until frost, giving you plenty of blooms to cut and bring indoors. Like all Zinnia, this mixture is extremely easy to grow, deer resistant and attracts pollinators to the garden. Can be grown in any region. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual.
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