Beautifying Our Front Entrance – Which Wildflowers To Use?

Q: I am on the beautification committee of our subdivision. We want to beautify the front entrance by planting wildflowers. What should we plant? 

A: A wildflower planting can be beautiful during some parts of the year but ugly as sin during others. I haven’t yet found a mixture of seed that gives year round beauty. Planting seed is easy but maintaining a wildflower meadow is not fun. You will have constant competition from weeds, which will have to be hand-pulled, and it’s not likely many in your group really want to do that. If you want to explore further, I have notes on starting a wildflower area and on choosing seeds appropriate for Georgia at http://www.walterreeves.com/landscaping/wildflowers/.