Alas, winter has returned.
But, for a few days in between its wrath, we did see some greenery.
Winter isn’t all bad: it’s a necessary process required for the germination of many North American wildflower seeds. Even if winter in your region simply means a cooler, rainy period, it’s enough to break that hard seed coat and facilitate spring germination.
We’ll talk about this in a little more depth in future posts but I really want to talk about spring.
Fortunately, there are some really amazing wildflowers that do not need winter. They will germinate with warm soil and some water…aka: spring.
And because we all love a good list, here’s one! The “Sow & Grow” or, as Miriam likes to say, the “Speed Dial” wildflowers.
No winter required, just a warm spring.Blanketflower Coreopsis Purple Prairie Clover Black-Eyed Susan Canada Tick Trefoil Pearly Everlasting Evening Primrose Bergamot Culver’s Root Dotted Mint Lavender Hyssop Mountain Mint Helen’s Flower Silver Sage White Yarrow White Aster
And with the exception of Sweetgrass, all of these native grasses will germinate without winter as well.
If you haven’t planned your garden yet (or even if you have), check out these great possibilities. Start them indoors for strong, healthy plants.