How to clear area and what are best flowers?
Many wildflowers are invasive enough to take over when they are seeded out. Otherwise, you can take a plow to the area, solarize it, and start fresh.
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Any suggestions on establishing a small ( 75’x25’) Native Wildflower garden? I tried one a decade ago, but the expense of annual reseeding was expensive. Thanks
You are in 7b hardiness zone . This list should help. If you choose a mix of perennials and reseeding annuals, you shouldn't have to keep seeding annuals.
I have a 90ft x 10ft bank with 3 x 100ft pine trees.
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ave let them go to seed which birds are enjoying. Please recommend what I should do with them now---pull them all up? Prune them b ack? I really would like to see some other types of wildflowers next year in addition to coreopsis! This is a huge area to have to cut back ALL the coreopsis! Wondering if I should just mow the entire bank later in the fall, then plant additional types of wildflower seeds. Thanks.
You may find it hard to remove this plant once it is established. It is a good idea to cut the flowering stalks once they have spent, or once the seeds have been cast or eaten.
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Hello, I am interested in going out locally to do some wildcrafting. I was wondering if you guys have any books that would help in my identifying local wildflowers, herbs, etc., or if you can recommend some books. Thanks Angela
Unfortunatley, we don't offer information on specific books for purchase. I do have a little bit of advice on this, though. Make sure to look for a book that is tailored to the specific area in question. Doing so will give you the most comprehensive information, since it will be focused on such a concentrated area.
In the meantime, this article will give you a little information on the subject:
I have a 3 acre hillside and I want to select ground cover to sow in a fairly large amount - about 120,000 square feet. I'd like to select the seed on the basis of factors such as nutrient contribution (to the soil) deer resistance etc... but would like to know when I should expect to sow the seed - to plan.
Typically, you have two times of year. Spring is the best time, but you can sow in early Autumn, as well.
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Thanks very much, for your time and expertise. I'll check out the info -
Fathers Day present. Wildflower seeds. Sowed in a container. Planted into pots. All a bit late. Now have some fine robust perennials in 8inch pots. Plant in garden now or wait til Spring. If wait, keep in cold greenhouse or in house.
It depends on the exact flowers in question, but keeping them indoors under lighting will help you get a head start for the Spring.
If you have no such space indoors, then a greenhouse can be fine.