When you toss a so-called seed bomb, you plant an instant wildflower patch. To make, mix together 5 parts natural air-drying clay, 1 part compost, and 1 part seeds. Roll into 1-inch balls; dry on waxed paper a few days. Give them as gifts, in muslin bags ink-pad-stamped with a floral design.Plain muslin bags, 4" by 6", $10.50 for 24, papermart.comBuy Local SeedsNative plants promote insect and wildlife health in the area. Visit american meadows.com to buy seeds that thrive in your region.
Instant Gratification PART 1 >< When it comes to gardening and wildflowers, patience is our friend. We’re also always looking for low maintenance, hardy plants that will come back season after season and last for the next 10 years. Most would classify these as perennials. What we usually forget is that from seed, perennials need to winter over after germinating before they will begin to bloom.
In Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf's own garden, he planted low-growing late-season grasses to avoid obscuring the view. Interspersed are such perennials as Veroniscastrum virginicum (R) and clumps of taller Molinia caerulea grasses.