HOW TO PLANT

As soon as the ground can be worked in early spring, plant the seeds in ordinary garden soil in full sun. In mild climates, where the ground does not freeze hard in winter, seeds can also be planted in late fall to overwinter and bloom the next spring.

To prepare the planting area: remove all weeds, grass and large stones. Break up soil clumps and evenly loosen the top 2 inches of soil with a digging fork or shovel, then smooth out with a flat rake.

Scatter the seed mix thinly and evenly over the prepared ground. Using your rake, cover the seed mixture 1/4 inch deep and lightly firm the soil. Water with a gentle mist thoroughly and evenly. Keep the soil moist while awaiting germination and while the seedlings are small.

 

GROWING NOTES

When wildflower plants are mature they can handle somewhat dry conditions, but will thrive and bloom much longer if watered regularly. For indoor bouquets, cut the flowers as blossoms open. At season’s end, let spent flowers form pods and drop seeds to bloom again the next spring.

 

WILDFLOWER MIX

This wilflower mix contains: Candytuft (Iberis umbellata); Baby Blue Eyes, (Nemophila menziesii)

Five Spot (Nemophila maculata); Chinese Houses (Collinsia heterophylla); African Daisy (Dimorphotheca aurantiaca); California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica); Bluebell (Phacelia campanularia); Shirley Poppy (Papaver rhoeas); Bird’s Eyes (Gilia tricolor); Dwarf Godetia (Clarkia amoena); Clarkia (Clarkia unguiculata); Globe Gilia (Gilia capitata); Tidy Tips (Layia platyglossa); Flax (Linum usitatissimum).

Inert Material:Clean milled rice hulls

Planting Your Sandown Seeds