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3 Benefits of Wildflowers in your Garden

It’s springtime and it’s sure great to see flowers once again coloring our landscape. It’s at this moment that I’m grateful that I took the time back in October to plant daffodil and tulip bulbs. I’m kicking myself a little bit because I didn’t realize how cool hyacinth is and can guarantee that they will join the lot come next spring. Here are a couple shots of the flowers in my yard.

As summer fast approaches, how are your flowers looking? May I suggest adding some wildflowers to the mix? Let’s explore three benefits to wildflowers in the garden.

1. Attract more bees

According to Gardener’s Supply Company, one out of every three bites of food depends on a pollinator. And with bee populations in rapid decline, gardeners have a real opportunity to help make a difference. One way to do this is to plant wildflowers rich in nectar (AKA bee food) and at the same time see tremendous benefit to the pollination of favorite crops like melons and squashes. We have Wildflower Seed Pacs specifically designed to attract more bees.

2. Attract more hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are incredible creatures. If you haven’t seen this PBS documentary, go watch it and then come back to this post. I was blown away by the variety and beauty of hummingbirds. They are much easier to appreciate when you can see them up close and in slow motion. Like bees, hummingbirds are terrific pollinators. They also offer benefit to your garden by eating some of the tiny insects that can damage crops. Attract more hummingbirds with our Hummingbird Wildflower Seed Pacs.

3. Attract more ladybugs

I’m not a huge fan of bugs, but ladybugs are really cool. I have no qualms about letting them crawl all over my hands. They are also incredible friends of our gardens, eating the aphids that literally live to suck the life out of our plants. According to GardenInsects.com, the average ladybug can eat up to 60 aphids per day and 5,000 in their lifetime. Clearly, they are an insect you want to have in your garden. Oh, and we have a Ladybug Wildflower Seed Pacs variety ideal for attracting them as well.

As if you needed more reasons to add beautiful flowers to your landscape, our Wildflower Seed Pacs are the perfect accent. These pacs include the following flowers:

  • African Daisy
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Black-Eyed Susan
  • Blanket Flower
  • Blue Flax
  • California Poppy
  • Catchfly
  • Corn Poppy
  • Cornflower
  • Evening Primrose
  • Garland Daisy
  • Pink Sweet William
  • Prairie Coneflower
  • Purple Coneflower
  • Rocky Mtn Penstemon
  • Shasta Daisy
  • Siberian Wallflower
  • Spurred Snapdragon
  • Sweet Alyssum

This spring, we hope you’ll take the time to, well, smell the flowers. And be sure to invite your bee, hummingbird, and ladybug friends while you’re at it!

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  1. Just wanted to add that gardeners should look for wildflowers that are NATIVE to their area. It can be very discouraging to wait for seeds to sprout only to find they don’t grow in your Zone. In SoCal, this is especially tue, as we have so little rainfall. Thanks for spreading the world about #wildflowers for #pollinators.

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      Hi Kathy, this is a really great point! We will work at adding information about zones to our site in the future. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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