Planning a Fall Wildflower Garden For Your Colorado Property
How To Have Your Own Wildflower Garden
Anyone can plant wildflowers, however, it’s not as easy as spreading seeds in your yard. The rewards of a wildflower patch are worth the gardening efforts. The point of the wildflower garden, aside from it’s raw beauty, is the low cost, low effort alternative to traditional gardening. The key to a wildflower garden is finding flowers that are native to Denver, as these will grow the best with minimal effort. In today’s post we will give you tips on how to plant a wildflower garden and which wildflowers are native to Denver.
Planting a Wildflower Garden
Mix with Sand
If you are planting your wildflowers from seeds, mix sand in to help spread the seeds more evenly. Spread seeds evenly over area to be planted, this will ensure your plants will not be in competition with each other.
Sunny Side Up
Find the sunniest place in your yard to begin your garden. Wildflowers need at least 6 to 8 hours of sun per day to be at their optimum. They can tolerate a minimum of 5 hours per day.
Plant in the Fall
Fall is the best time to plant your seeds. The winter snow will promote germination for you to reap the rewards in the spring! When sowing your seed, spread about 4-8 ounces of seed per 1000 square feet. Too much seed will cause perennials to be overcrowded by the annuals. Lightly rake soil over your seeds. Seeds will begin to germinate in 10 to 15 days, on average!
Denver’s Native Plants
Golden Aster– This cheery yellow flower is a great addition to borders and edges.
Beebalm, Wild Bergamot– This beauty smells of mint and the huge purple flowers attract bees and butterflies.
Evening Primrose– These perennials bloom in early evening and are often spotted along the front range. They produce a sweet fragrance and once established do not need watering.
Wild Geranium– This tiny flowering blossom begins easily and fills in rock gardens.
Fire Weed– This is a show stopping flower with pink or fuchsia red blossoms. This blossom does well in shady areas as well.
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