Farm Life

Wildflower Meadow

July 4, 2017
Meadow Flowers

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.

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