When planning our landscaping this past spring, I wasn’t really sure what to do with a small patch of land next to the brick patio on the side of our house. A wildflower garden sounded intriguing, so we decided to give it a shot. It was a fun experiment, especially since we mainly used bags of mixed wildflower seeds and each new type of flower that bloomed was a surprise.
The delicate cosmos were probably my favorite.
Since the garden is just a few feet in front of our side door, I didn’t want to plant anything more than a few feet tall. My husband snuck in some sunflower seeds, however, and I’m so glad he did.
I had never seen so many butterflies and hummingbirds at our house until planting our wildflower garden. They visit just about every day.
These cornflowers a.k.a. bachelor’s button bloomed in just about every color.
Anyone know what these red and yellow flowers are? Also, do you see the tiny photobomber in this shot?
This is my first time growing zinnias. I love their little golden crowns!
Pink flowers are always welcome in my garden.
Of course we still have our beautiful black eyed susans. They always put on an amazing show! They’re actually starting to invade other areas of our landscaping, but they’re such excellent performers that I don’t really mind. You can see the wildflower garden in the background on the left there.
The only downside to the wildflower garden is that it looked messy and times because it was really difficult to get in and weed out the grass. We should have planted more seeds for a thicker garden, but we’ll know for next year. I plan to do research on native wildflowers in our area. Any other essential wildflowers we should consider adding?
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