Monday, August 22, 2011

Wildflowers for South Florida

Wildflower areas offer an attractive, xeric and lower maintenance alternative to sod monocultures. Native wildflower plantings provide seasonal interest in a variety of colors while supporting butterflies and other pollinating insects. Applications can be purely wildflower seeded areas,a mixture of wildflowers and other herbaceous materials or planted along the edges of woody native plantings. Further experimentation is necessary to determine the best methods to plant and maintain these types of areas considering the type and location of the application. Over the next few weeks, we will be posting information about our wildflower tests at Studio Sprout and visits to other wildflower applications in Broward County. Keep tuned!

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