A lot of individuals say they’ve no luck at all with such a garden. It isn’t a question of luck, but a question of discernment, for wild flower are like individuals and each has its personality. What plant life has been accustomed to in Nature it wants all of the time. In point of fact, when withdrawn from its own kind of living conditions, it sickens and fails. That’s enough to tell us that we should copy Nature herself. Imagine you’re tracking down wildflowers. As you Pick certain flowers, observe the soil they’re in, the place, conditions, the environment, and the neighbors.
Imagine you discover dog’s-tooth violets and anemones growing near together. Then put them so in your own garden. You get the point, right? If you want wildflowers to grow in your garden make them feel at home. Trick them into believing that they’re still in their native environment.
Wild flower should be transplanted when blooming time is over. Carry a trowel and a basket into the forest with you. As you scoop up a couple of columbines or a liverleaf, make sure along with the roots you get some of the plant’s own soil, which must be used when replanted.
The bed these plants are to go into had better be prepared cautiously before getting the plants. Don’t bring the plants back to hold off over a day or night before setting them in the ground. They should be planted at once. The flower bed needs soil from the forest, deep and rich and replete with leaf mold. The sub- drainage system should be first-class. Some individuals believe that all forest plants ought to have soil drenched with water. But the forest themselves are not soggy. It might be that you’ll need to dig your garden up really deeply and position some stone in the bottom then topsoil and on top put the rich dirt you took from the forest.
Prior to planting water the dirt well. Then as you create holes for the plants put some of the forest soil in each.
Flower types and when they’re available:
It’s quite a nice plan to have a wild flower garden that provides a sequence of blooms from early springtime to late autumn; so let us kick off with March, liverleaf, Claytonia lanceolate, and saxifrage. Then arrives April turning out in its arms the beautiful aquilege, the tiny bluets, and Geranium maculatum. For May there are the dog’s-tooth violet and the Anemone nemorosa, Solomon’s seal, Arisaema atrorubens, wake robin, bloodroot, and violets. June will impart the campanula, flannel leaf, bee balm, and foxglove. I’d pick the gay butterfly weed for July. Let turtlehead, aster, purple boneset, and Daucus carota make the rest of the season brilliant till frost.