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Wildflowers in Spring


You just never know what's going to pop out of beautiful planting of wildflowers. But if you want these types of flowers you've got to plant them in the fall so they'll be pretty in the spring and early summer.

This is Lemon Mint, or Horse Mint. Or you may see me popping up in the Gloriosa Daisies. Look how beautiful these are from seed. Who ever thought you could grow a daisy that big planting a seed in the fall and letting it come up in the spring. Or you may like these darker yellow flowers, like Black-Eyed-Susan.

Now you know to plant the seed in the fall and plant it in the full sun, but you may be wondering where in the world to get the seeds. If you're on the Internet all you have to do is go to, my webpage, and we've got a listing under wild seed, just search for wild seed, and it'll tell you some seed companies that get it. Or you can get it through Texas-based Wildseed, the seed company, which is located in Stonewall and Fredericksburg.

And for you lovers of purple here we are popping up in the Purple Coneflower. So all you have to do is get seed in the late fall, sow it out in a sunny dry location, and keep the weeds from the flowers out of there and in the spring you'll have beautiful blooms for just a very little money because you can get these seeds in small seed packages at your nurseries or from Wildseed, and the ones that we've seen today, Lemon Mint, Gloriosa Daisy, Black-Eyed-Susan, and Purple Coneflower are all just waiting to beautify your landscape.

This is Jerry Parsons, Vegetable Specialist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, the Weekend Gardener.

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