Plant your own wildflower meadow seed mix, the bag says. The picture on the bag is just beautiful, and the price is right. I am not going to lie; I had done this before when I was an urbanite. I was trying to produce a small meadow in my front yard. I understood that the first year only the perennial’s would bloom. I was patiently waiting to be the envy of the neighborhood. One thing I did not know was it wasn’t all flowers; it had meadow grasses in there too. I let it grow I didn’t touch, it did have some bachelor buttons and blanket daisy’s that were pretty.
My son and I went up to the north to visit family. When we returned as I drove down the driveway, I said O my what was I thinking. It was like a giant weed patch in my front yard that was 5 feet tall. I am pretty sure my neighbors were like why isn’t she mowing that area? You couldn’t see the flowers through all the grasses from a distance. So I broke out the mower and mowed it down. I still laugh about it today. This spring, I saw the same bag at the store. This time thou, I own a field to plant it in! I had Jason plow an area so I could plant my meadow. Everything started to grow even thou we had a cold spring. Every so often I go out and check to see what I have. The first flowers that bloomed were delicate light pink and purple. I used them in my Mother’s Day bouquet. This weekend, I walked over to the field to see what was blooming next and how my sunflowers are doing.