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Success with Wildflowers

By SongofJoy
August 21, 2013

Growing wildflowers successfully is easiest if you don't try to fight what happens naturally in your location. Find out which wildflowers are native to your area and be true to your region when selecting varieties for your garden. While it can be very tempting to try wildflowers that flourish in other parts of the country, the best results can be achieved by growing only species that are native to your area.

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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Aug 20, 2013 8:25 PM CST
Especially true if you live in an area where it's a challenge to grow most plants found in nurseries. I should many plants just up and die here eventually. The native plants from this area that totally thrive here are priceless! I love them!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Aug 21, 2013 1:40 AM CST
I agree, Linda. Sometimes it takes a little getting used to some of the wildflowers that grow in an area but it so worth the time and effort. You're right - priceless.
I garden for the pollinators.

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