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Wild and bucolic, wild flowers have never been so desirable. Because not only do they bring color and poetry to the landscape, but in addition they attract bees and butterflies and thus develop biodiversity. In the garden as on the balcony planters, they are also easy to grow and endlessly graceful…
On the balcony, planters of wild flowers
In a planter or in pots, wild flowers have no equal in blowing a wind of simplicity and freshness on balconies and window sills. Informal and original, they share with the grasses a wild and natural aspect which attracts more and more gardeners and city landscapers. Ultra-easy to grow since they require almost no maintenance, they can also be enjoyed in salads or herbal teas for the most part. The most experienced gardeners can harvest seeds in the fields of their region, then sow them in their planters in autumn or spring. Otherwise the simplest solution is to buy a mixture of rural flower seeds in a garden center, sow them in spring and wait for them to grow!
In town, seed bombs are thrown
In the great tradition of "guerilla gardening" of the 1970s, the other solution for growing field flowers in the city is to sow them in vacant lots, sidewalk gaps and all poorly maintained green spaces. The game involves throwing "seed bombs" made from clay and local wildflower seeds, if possible before or after a heavy rain. And if you are not very comfortable with the idea of launching yourself in a bomb-making workshop, there are very nice pucks in the trade which are just waiting to be launched! This weekend, I'm flowering my city!
In the garden and in the open fields, we sow flowery meadows
Finally, it is obviously in a large garden or a plot of uncultivated land that it is most interesting to plant a flowering meadow to attract bees and pollinating insects. All the grounds do the trick and even if the soil is poor the flowers of the fields will be able to find their happiness there without requiring the least maintenance during all the summer. If the ground is invaded by the undesirable ones, make them a little space first and loosen the ground without turning it over using a hoe. Choose your seed mix carefully according to your region and sow on the fly in the fall or spring, from March to June. Wait for the rain to water your seedlings and for the sun to make them grow, then wait a few weeks before admiring your masterpiece!