Wildflowers can spread rapidly and grow quite tall. Wondering where to plant them in your yard? Afraid the neighbors might object? Worried about zoning height requirements? Just not sure how to place them for the most pleasing effect? We have the same issue this year in our yard. A friend gave us several packs of beautiful wildflower seeds. I did some thinking and came up with these ideas for yard placement.
A wildflower fence might be nice. We have no alleys in our neighborhood. That means nothing but a chain link fence to separate us from the neighbors. We can’t afford a six foot privacy fence this year. We do have several massive bushes that partially block the view into our backyard. We’re thinking of growing a wildflower “fence” in the gaps.
We could incorporate a few wildflowers into our backyard mini-golf course.No, we’re not rich. We don’t have a professional course in our backyard. We do have plans to build a few holes from scrap lumber for our own enjoyment. We’re thinking it might be nice to have a few wildflowers growing around our homemade fountain in the center.
How about an English garden, Denver style? Wildflowers need little fussing compared to traditional flowers. We’ve been wanting an English style country garden for some time. Perhaps wildflowers could give us this look without a lot of maintenance. Personally, I’d love walking paths surrounded by small patches of wildflowers.
Container wildflowers might be nice. Certainly, the neighbors wouldn’t think our yard was overgrown with this look. I have some large pots already so the soil would be the only cost. Wildflowers don’t need a lot of fancy nutrients to grow. Maybe we could use some of the soil we’ve removed while leveling the yard. Just in case, we’ll give it a boost with some compost.
We could use a few wildflowers in our vegetable garden. The back end has a rustic old bench. It sure would look cozy surrounded by wildflowers. We were planning an herb garden back there, but we moved that to another location. Wildflowers would fill in the bare spot nicely. I guess there a lot of ways we could place wildflowers in our backyard. Hopefully, I’ve given you some ideas too.
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