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Patience In The Garden

by Mike Lizotte.

“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” - Gertude Jeckyll

Beginning sprouts of wildflowers
Wildflower Seedlings beginning to sprout.

As summer approaches, our gardens have been planted, or are soon to be, and we watch and wait patiently … or in some cases not so patiently. It’s not unusual to get multiple calls from customers this time of year concerned that their wildflowers seem slow to progress or they’re having a hard time identifying what’s a wildflower from the grasses and weeds.


Wildflower Seedlings
Wildflower Seedlings

This was a photo from a customer in Tennessee that planted in late March/early April and was concerned that they weren’t seeing much. They were also worried that what they were seeing was unidentifiable. So they sent along a few photos for me to look at. What do you see? Hint: Lots of wildflowers!


We’ve added more product images and videos that include pictures of the seed, seedlings and of course lots of customer photos of species and mixtures in full bloom. We will be adding more throughout the summer to help you better identify your wildflowers once they’ve germinated and as they progress. Not sure what you’re looking at? Send us a photo and we’d be more than happy to identify your flowers.

New Added Features - Seedling Photo
Check out our new seedling photos to identify your Wildflowers as they grow!

There are many factors that can play a role in how quickly your seed germinates and your plants grow; sun, water and soil conditions are just a few. But in many cases it’s just being a little more patience with nature, don’t get discouraged and your flowers will be bursting with blooms in no time. Keep Calm and Garden On!