We set out on a mission this year to purposefully incorporate a lot more flowering plants around our property. Wildflowers are of particular enjoyment. (Scroll to the bottom for the image gallery)
You may have seen the video where we planted a large area with wildflowers and other plants to discourage our power company from inadvertently spraying the area with herbicides, but those aren’t the only flowers growing around the homestead.
Wildflowers and Wild Flowers
Outside of wildflowers that really are just that, growing wild around the farm (like the Lemon Beebalm below) we have also put seeds or plants in 3 different gardens. With May nearly over the colors are starting to show, though we probably could suffer to give them a bit more water than we have. (It seems like the rain always misses us lately).
Flowers, by any other name
Several of these flowers came from packages of seed mixes, so I’m not even 100% sure what they are – other than pretty. If you can identify something I’ve listed as “wildflower” or if I’ve miss-labeled something please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below and tell me what needs to be fixed!
For example there is a beautiful yellow flower that as soon as I saw it I thought “Yellow Coneflower?” That’s because that is what it looks like to me, yet I don’t think I’ve ever planted that and it isn’t in an area where I planted any mixed seed packets. (Turns out that was Black Eyed Susan. Go figure)
Of course our vegetable garden is flowering as well and we have a melon patch that will flower soon, but for now, here in May, the flowers of our non-fruiting plants get the attention they deserve.
What’s your favorite flowering, non-fruiting, plant? (I’m fairly partial to that Confetti Lantana at the beginning of this article)
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