You don't need to be a greenthumb to grow wildflowers! They practically grow themselves.
By planting this packet of seeds, you are doing some amazing things!
Encouraging biodiversity. This includes plants, insects, animals, fungi, and micro-organisms that work together in the ecosystem.
Feeding and attracting pollinators to your garden. Pollinators can help increase food and flower production. You might also get to see bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds working close up!
Providing habitat and food for birds. Many birds feed on seeds produced by flowers. The also eat insects that live in your garden.
You will get the best flowers for your garden conditions. The flowers that will grow the best are the ones that that like the light, soil, and water levels the best.
You will use less water. Wildflowers are just that- they grow in nature without people tending to them.
Planting Instructions It's SOW Easy!
Clear the are to bare soil.
Sprinkle the seeds evenly over the surface of the soil. Try to space them out a bit - remember that they will grow into mature plants.
Gently scratch the seeds into the surface of the soil.
Now sit back and watch your seeds grow! Let me know how they do in the comments below (or find me on Instagram). For more on water-saving gardens, check out my post on my chafer beetle and drought resistant lawn. Even through the drought and heat dome last summer, I never watered my lawn and it stayed GREEN ALL SUMMER!
The above picture is my wildflower garden. I think my favourite flowers are calendula and poppies.