All over the nation, gardeners are considering meadow garden projects, and it’s more than just turning off the mower and seeing what happens. Native wildflower seed can take that unmown lawn and turn it into a natural work of art. It can turn a window box outside a sunny city window into a little glimpse of the natural world.
You don’t have to start seeding a one-acre meadow to benefit from the beauty of native wildflowers, you can start just as small as you wish. The benefits of growing native wildflowers from seed are many, and sowing them in the autumn means you’ll be helped out by the conditions that make your climate and those seeds unique.
Let’s look at a few reasons to get sowing this fall:
Perfect Adaptation: Native wildflowers are suited to the soils of your region and its typical weather patterns.
Pollinator Paradise: Native plants and wildlife have developed special relationships over time. Plants provide food and habitat, while pollinators help wildflowers reproduce. It’s wonderful to see them working together in your garden.
Less Maintenance: When it comes to seeds, there’s no transplanting or hardening off required. Simply prepare the seed bed, water, and watch for signs of germination.
Regional Beauty: Create a sense of place in your garden or meadow. What better way to show off the plants that make your region unique than by showing off native wildflowers?