10 Ways to Grow a Wildflower Garden No Matter Where You Live.

Start Small

For example, Hagen suggests planting wildflowers in a portion of an existing planting bed, a tiny bit of yard, or the sidewalk strip between your grass and the road.

Pay Attention to Your Sun Exposure

Make sure to select plants that will thrive in your garden.Many wildflowers require full sun, which means at least six hours of direct sunlight each day.

Observe What’s Already Growing

"Wildflowers are not interchangeable. "You can't just plant any wildflower anywhere," Hagen explains.He proposes looking around your community to see what plants are thriving on untended strips of land or in local parks.

Choose Plants That Reseed Themselves

Instead, choose flowers that produce seeds and will regrow in your garden the following year, such as herbs like cilantro and annuals like pansies and ammi.

Mix in Perennials

To create a wildflower garden, plant perennials that bloom for a few weeks to months.Most require several years to take off, so plan appropriately.

Plant Flowering Bulbs.

Winter aconites, snowdrops, and grape hyacinths are among the spring-flowering bulbs that return year after year. Plant them abundantly.

Limit Pesticide Use

Many insects, especially lady beetles, eat voraciously on garden pests like aphids, but insecticides can hurt them.Broad-spectrum insecticides harm everything, and even if you use them elsewhere, they can drift onto wildflowers.

Plant Lots of Different Kinds of Flowers.

Adding a variety of flowers, including native plants, can help to replicate the sense of a wildflower meadow.An eclectic blend of colors and textures appears more "wild" and adds visual intrigue. 

Plant Flowers with Different Bloom Times.

Aim for a succession of blooming from spring to fall so that insects that are just waking up can find food.Plant clusters of plants together to attract insect attention, rather than planting individual plants.

Delay Fall Cleanup.

Avoid cleaning up leaf debris, seed heads, or hollow stems too rapidly! They help beneficial insects overwinter. According to Hagen, wait until next spring when insects l

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