Wildflowers & Bulbs

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The right-of-way strip out in front of the house is almost in full glory at the moment. Most of the daffodils are done but the hyacinths and the wildflower seed mix is going crazy right now.

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Next year I think we’ll plant more hyacinths as they have really been spectacular, not only in blooming but in returning from the bulb from last year.

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Some native and wild dewberries blooming. Maybe we’ll pick a few berries off in a few months?

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The wildflower mix we’ve been putting down has been a general mix of seeds from Wildseed Farms. This has definitely lent the blooms to more than bluebonnets or paintbrushes, so next year we’ll be putting down only bluebonnet seeds in an effort to boost their numbers out front.

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In the flowerbed we have a single maroon bluebonnet that must have been mixed up with the usual blue-bluebonnets.

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And a returning paintbrush from last year.

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And the last bit of daffodil bulbs for the year.

I’ve been pleased with how the front strip looks but we’re hoping that we can turn it into at least a three-season wildflower area eventually. We put down a mix of other wildflowers that will hopefully come up in the late spring or summer, but time will only tell on that end.

Comments 2

  1. chel wrote:

    This is so lovely! I wish I could do seed sprinkles on some of the lots and centers of cul-de-sacs around here. But the city mows them, and when they don’t, there are always crazy bushes growing. It’d be so pretty to have little circles of wildflowers instead.

    Posted 24 Mar 2014 at 8:46 am
  2. Gayle Bicik wrote:

    So pretty – love the pics!

    Posted 24 Mar 2014 at 10:52 am

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