加州 bluebells and red flax
One of spring’s many joys are the fields of wildflowers that we often see growing along the side of the road. It is one of the many miracles of nature how such lovely flowers can grow in the wild without any help from people.
I find it kind of ironic that if we want to grow these flowers of the wild in our own garden we have to give them a little assistance to get them going. 但是, preparation is fairly simple and the rewards are definitely well worth the effort.
Arroyo lupine with white gaura
As with many things in the garden, 植物ing begins in advance, and in the case of wildflowers, fall is the best time to sow the seeds for spring bloom.
在我的职业生涯中，我一直在种植野花，但我永远不会忘记我的第一个花园. It was on a golf course and I sowed quite a bit of wildflower seed in that small area – and I mean a LOT of seed. The wildflowers were growing so thickly together and probably would have looked nicer if I had used less seed and/or thinned them out a little once they started to grow. 但是，我喜欢那个小野花花园.
在我为Houzz撰写的最新文章中，我分享了我创建野花花园的技巧. I hope you enjoy it.
**Do you have a favorite wildflower?