Wildflower gardens are best when you consider what native flowers are grown in your area. Consult with some local gardeners or extension service as to what wildflowers grow best in your area before deciding upon which types of flowers you want in your garden. Wildflowers are easy to maintain since they already grow in your area and are native species.
Wildflowers can be tall or short, and you can add native trees and grasses to your spread to break up the monotony of your garden. Adding a path and a water feature and statuaries can be done simply no matter how much space you have.
Another consideration to your native wildflower garden will be the kinds of wildlife you will attract. Insects, birds, and maybe even pesky rodents will also come into your garden. Be ready to have small amounts of animals making a cozy life in your garden, so you may consider having a birdhouse or two along the paths of your garden.
Planting a wildflower garden should be fairly simple for your native area. Get some potted plants from a local gardener or even from a local university extension service. Planting some tall grasses or native grasses from seeds should also be fairly simple. Once you plant them, simply giving them the recommended amount of water should have them sprouting and growing in no time.
Seed planting of flowers may also be a viable option. Seeds should achieve a good balance of being plentiful and still have enough space with which to grow. Consult with a master gardener or nursery as to what requirements are necessary for native flowers and seeds. Most of them will probably do better being planted in the spring as do most wildflowers.
Wildflowers exist mostly in open fields so your garden would do best with plentiful sun. Many wildflowers can exist side by side without a problem so you can intersperse color patterns as you see fit for the aesthetics of the garden.
A native wildflower garden is the easiest to maintain since the plants are already used to your climate zone. Simple watering and pruning, if any, should suffice to keep your wildflower garden vibrant and healthy. Remember, insects and pollinating are a key and vital element to your flower garden and should be welcomed into your space.
The ultimate wildflower garden will look just like an open field on a warm summer day that is alive with yellows, blues, whites, and reds as a carpet of flowers. Have fun with your easy to maintain wildflowers in your yard!