Go Wild Planting Wildflowers!
So many people say they've no luck at all with such a garden. Here at Plantonio, we know everyone has a green thumb.
For many gardeners, this is the time of year when we begin to think about what we want to do differently for the next planting season. Some of us may think of converting our mixed borders--or even our whole yard--into a wildflower garden.
It isn't a question of luck, but a question of discernment, for wild flowers are like individuals and each has its personality. What plant life has been accustomed to in Nature it wants all of the time. In point of fact, when withdrawn from its own kind of living conditions, it sickens and fails. That's enough to tell us that we should copy Nature herself. Imagine you're tracking down wild flowers. As you Pick certain flowers, observe the soil they're in, the place, conditions, the environment, and the neighbors.
Imagine you discover dog's-tooth violets and anemones growing near together. Then put them so in your own garden. You get the point, right? If you want wild flowers to grow in your garden make them feel at home. Trick them into believing that they're still in their native environment.
Wild flowers should to be transplanted when blooming time is over. Carry a trowel and a basket into the forest with you. As you scoop up a couple of columbine, or a liverleaf, make sure along with the roots you get some of the plant's own soil, which must be used when replanted.
The bed these plants are to go into had better be prepared cautiously before getting the plants. Don’t bring the plants back to hold off over a day or night before setting them in the ground. They should be planted at once. The flower bed needs soil from the forest, deep and rich and replete of leaf mold. The sub- drainage system should be first-class. Some individuals believe that all forest plants ought to have soil drenched with water. But the forest themselves are not soggy. It might be that you'll need to dig your garden up really deeply and position some stone in the bottom then top soil and on top put the rich dirt you took from the forest.
Prior to planting water the dirt well. Then as you create holes for the plants put some of the forest soil in each.
Flower types and when they're available:
It's quite nice plan to have a wild flower garden that provides a sequence of blooms from early springtime to late autumn; so let us kickoff with March, liverleaf, Claytonia lanceolata and saxifrage. Then arrives April turning out in its arms the beautiful aquilege, the tiny bluets and Geranium maculatum. For May there are the dog's-tooth violet and the Anemone nemorosa, Solomon's seal, Arisaema atrorubens, wake robin, bloodroot and violets. June will impart the campanula, flannel leaf, bee balm and foxglove. I'd pick the gay butterfly weed for July. Let turtle head, aster, purple boneset, and Daucus carota make the rest of the season brilliant till frost.