Monday, May 20, 2013

Budget Gardening: Wildflowers

Last year, I pointed out my hardy perennial wildflowers that took months to settle in.

October 2012

We had these lovely yellow and orange flowers along with some white, airy blossoms.

This year, though, we had a gorgeous surprise come up in the spring.

May 2013
We have lavender blossoms and tiny orange bundles that smell like heaven.

The plants from last year are slowly making their way up, so I'm sure they'll bloom later this summer.

Of course, the obligatory photo in front of the compost pile. Doesn't everyone do that?

Anyway, I got all these different flowers with a $10 bag of perennial wildflower seeds that I purchased at Home Depot.  I seeded them very close together, watered them a little last year, and then did absolutely nothing else.  

Never think you have to spend a fortune for a little garden beauty, especially if you go for the wilder, less fussy look that I prefer.


  1. I enjoy the kid pics especially. I know the kids are enjoying the flowers.

  2. Your girls are adorable :) The flowers are pretty, too.

  3. Are those lavender ones "love in the mist"? If so, you won't have to worry about a carpet of those every year. I love them, even their aggressiveness.

  4. I really really adore your yard! Especially your stump plantings.

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