Establishing a wildflower mix into a mini-meadow?

greengardener07April 15, 2009

Hi all,

I have an area of my yard in which I am going to enclose and re-vamp the existing beds there into an area in which I would like to see as a mini-meadow.

The area gets a ton of morning sun and a fair amount of afternoon sun.

Will the "boxed" wildflower mixes be suffice?

Thanks in advance!

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stl_natives

Be careful using boxed mixtures-- you'll get better results from a native mixture that has plants local to your area. If you call your local Native Plant Society or Wild Ones chapter, they should know where to buy seed-- they might even have some extra to share.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wild Ones chapters

    Bookmark   April 27, 2009 at 2:45AM
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ridingthe8_9line(8 9)

We have had such great results from wild flower box mixes entire quarter acres of our land are bursting to the brim with the most gorgeous pot marigolds, lavateras, wild snaps ans cosmos. Don't sow to deep though and overwatering after established can make them rangy. Good Luck!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2009 at 7:38AM
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