Planting – Sprinkle and Step Wildflower Garden

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In the Spring of 2015 I sowed several packets of wildflowers in my garden beds. They performed well, and I enjoyed the surprise of seeing well-known and less common varieties of flowers grow and blossom. The biggest surprise are the biennials and perennials that returned this year. Oh the joy of seeing an unknown plant grow, bud and blossom into this lovely cantaloupe-hued flower. Even better, the scent of these Wallflowers (Erysimum cheiri) is sublime.

Wildflower packets run the gamut of price points, from 25 cents in dollar stores, to near $10.00 for a large box with shreds of colorful mulch included for easy and even sowing. I’m enchanted by my wildflower garden and bought a few more packets to add to it this year.

My method of sowing wildflowers starts with roughing up the garden soil with a trowel. If needed, I work in a bit of fresh soil, then I SPRINKLE the seed and STEP gently over the entire area. A light spray of water helps the seed stay in place. In a few weeks new wildflower plants will be my reward.

4 thoughts on “Planting – Sprinkle and Step Wildflower Garden

  1. I just recently purchased a few packets of seeds. I realize I’m quite late to the party as far as planting from seeds, but figured I’d still try to give it a whirl. Hope to see something show up with a bit of color, if I’m lucky. If not, it probably at least provided a tasty snack for the birds.

    Love the flowers in your photo. Very pretty. Love the lime green color against the yellow, with the brick face back-drop. Nice.

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