Does the image of a garden that's completely overrun with beautiful flowers gaily springing up from every corner strike you as some version of paradise on earth? If only you could learn to create a flower garden design that could answer to that description. You can now, learning with these tips on creating flower garden design with wildflowers.
Where do you find wildflowers normally? They are usually flowers that resiliently grow by the side of roads, in cracks and spaces on sidewalks, in open spaces - taking up whatever space they can. Planting wildflowers in your own garden, they'll normally look best if you use them the way they normally turn up in the wild. If you could use a line of wildflowers in your garden to form a natural looking border right next to the perimeter of your property, you would create a pretty happy-looking effect. Most garden parimeters are lined with bare earth or utility boxes. With flowers that grow into every little nook on the borders of your garden, you can create a heavenly effect.
One of the best ways to go about wild flower garden design is to re-create in your space, the very way that wildflowers are out on an open meadow. And there is one unexpected incidental benefit to it too. You don't have to maintain a wildflower garden the way you would a grassy lawn and other garden designs. Wildflower gardens are supposed to look beautiful just the way they naturally are. Since there are flowers everywhere in such a flower garden design, the bare spots are usually well hidden, and there is little maintenance to always weigh on you.
So how and when do you plant to your wildflower garden? Wildflowers take about two months to take root and grow properly. In areas that suffer through really cold winters, planting early in the spring, say in April, you should have great bunches of flowers and splashes of color in your garden before summer starts. You could also seed your garden shortly before winter, around autumn. The seeds will lie in the soil all winter and sprout first thing in spring all by themselves. In a garden that receives lots of sunshine, go for black-eyed susans . In the shade, forget-me-nots work best. You'll find all the seeds you'll ever need for your wildflower garden at any garden center. Remember to buy seeds that are local to the area. They are likely to take better.