I planted wild flowers in my garden in 2010. Used 3 cans of seeds. have tried to remove them and they keep returning. What can I do? No pics at this time.
There are very few options outside of chemical means, unfortunately.
You can try herbicides, or you can try solarizing your plot. Solarization can be a good way to kill pests, thoroughly.
Here is an article that will help:
I planted a wild flower patch last year - about 10sq m. At the end of the season I let a lot of the flowers ‘go to seed’. The patch is now starting to show life but apart from the obvious I can’t differentiate between wild flowers and weeds. Also I wish to sow more seeds for a continuous display. Should I take it allot leave it
Yes, this is always a problem with scattering wildflower seeds, however, the weeds will be easier to identify once the flowers begin to bloom. There's isn't an answer that doesn't involve some manual labor. The wildflowers should push through and survive and, if you reseed it, they should dominate the weeds eventually. These articles should help:
I have always had these in a shady area. I want to keep them! Also have trillium. .
Native plants don't normally need fertilizer. Are you fertilizing something nearby?
I live on a barrier island in northern MA and would like to plant flowers, bushes, trees that are natural and would thrive. Where exactly? Plum Island, MA (barrier island off Newburyport, MA).
You are in zones 6/7 depending on your exact location. This will leave your area open for many options, outside of the usual Beech Plum trees native to the island.
Here are some articles that will give you options that will thrive in your area:
and is it not too late to plant ?
We do not recommend specific places to purchase, unfortunately. We only offer information on growing plants.
I would check your local nurseries or online vendors such as Etsy, Ebay, or Amazon.
In the meantime, this article will help you to start a wildflower patch:
I have a fairly large back yard that used to have a lawn, but then was sown with wildflowers about 10 years ago. These "flowers" have turned into weeds (I think, I have trouble identifying the plants I see). I would like to reclaim the yard, either with grass or with plantings that invite access into this area. Where do I begin?
If you aren't in a huge hurry, I would let the wildflowers bloom for a year and see if there are any you want to keep. If so you can create some wildflower beds and if not, you can mow them down then spray with an herbicide containing glyphosate.
I live downtown TO. 15th foor. West facing. Absolute beginner, overwhelmed with information available. Would like a simple visual reference (even hard copy) of : Choices of Native plants. Image. Different conditions. Care. Pet safety (cat).
You can find out about native wildflowers in your area through a library, a native plant society, or through area native plant nurseries. Here is one source that gives some info on Toronto wildflowers.
Here is a general article about wildflowers.
The ASPCA website gives a good list of toxic plants for cats but I'm not sure how much of that is native plants. https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants