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 Lemonade Zinnia Mix, Zinnia elegans Pink Lemonade Mix

    Our Pink Lemonade Zinnia Seed Mix blooms all summer, offering a delicious nectar source for pollinators and hummingbirds. Easy-to-grow Zinnias in cherry red, pink, and lemon-lime add...

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    Pink Lemonade Zinnia Seed Mix Pink Lemonade Zinnia Mix Zinnia elegans Pink Lemonade Mix
    As low as $12.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    Our Pink Lemonade Zinnia Seed Mix blooms all summer, offering a delicious nectar source for pollinators and hummingbirds. Easy-to-grow Zinnias in cherry red, pink, and lemon-lime add sweet color to flowerpots, garden beds, and wildflower meadows. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, and guaranteed to grow. Annual.
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  2. Double Sun Sunflower, Helianthus annuus Double Sun

    Double Sun Sunflowers feature double solid gold petals surrounding lime green centers. Large 7-9-inch-wide blooms add cheerful color and unusual texture to your garden and cut flower...

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    Sunflower Seeds Double Sun Double Sun Sunflower Helianthus annuus Double Sun
    As low as $19.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    Double Sun Sunflowers feature double solid gold petals surrounding lime green centers. Large 7-9-inch-wide blooms add cheerful color and unusual texture to your garden and cut flower arrangements. Plant to feeds bees, butterflies, and birds. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, and guaranteed to grow. Annual. (Helianthus)
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  3. Crimson Velvet Sunflower, Helianthus annuus Crimson Velvet growing in meadow

    Crimson Velvet Sunflowers feature deep brown centers surrounded by petals in a matching hue, tipped with soft yellow as if dipped in sunshine. This striking heirloom variety is easy ...

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    Sunflower Seeds Crimson Velvet Crimson Velvet Sunflower Helianthus annuus Crimson Velvet
    As low as $19.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    Crimson Velvet Sunflowers feature deep brown centers surrounded by petals in a matching hue, tipped with soft yellow as if dipped in sunshine. This striking heirloom variety is easy to grow, with large flowers up to 8 inches wide that create a landing pad for pollinators and birds. This of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, and guaranteed to grow. Annual. (Helianthus)
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  4. 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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