It’s the Year of the Wildflower!
Whether itâ€™s the first time reading one of my blog entries or youâ€™re a devout follower, anytime the topic of â€śWildflowersâ€ť comes up in the gardening community, the Seed Man gets excited. So you can image how ecstatic I felt when the National Garden Bureau declared 2013 â€śThe Year of the Wildflower!â€ť
Each year, a number of garden professionals get together and select one flower, one vegetable and one perennial to be showcased during the upcoming year. It seems fitting that wildflowers were chosen this year on the heels of the Lady Bird Johnson – â€śPlant for more Beautifulâ€ť commemorative stamps that were released by the USPS in November 2012. If you havenâ€™t seen them yet, I would highly recommend taking a look. As we all know shewas a true pioneer to the wildflower movement in the US.
â€śMy heart found its home long ago in the beauty, mystery, order and disorder of the flowering earth. I wanted future generations to be able to savor what I had all my life.â€ť â€“ Lady Bird Johnson, 2002
So if youâ€™re been thinking about a wildflower planting but thought it was too much work, this is the year to plant! You donâ€™t need a large area. Find a sunny spot in the corner of your garden and plant it with wildflowers this spring and I guarantee you wonâ€™t be disappointed!
Happy Gardening! – The Seed Man