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we have a creek and wooded area behind our house I was wondering what kind of flowers I can get to grow back there..I dont want to make an actual flower bed I just want wild flowers to grow each year...I am not sure what flowers would be good..or if i just buy a pack of wild flower mix and sprinkle them...help! I live in indiana if that helps with suggestions of flowers that would work well
There could be a problem with throwing seeds in the wooded area- there may not be enough sun for germination and the existing plants(or weeds) will probably grow quicker than the seedlings eventually killing them. The forget-me-not seeds did germinate, but it was the next year when the trees had no leaves. I planted the seeds many years ago, but last year I had morning glories growing in a pretty dense, overgrown area. Bachelor buttons are pretty common wildflowers growing in Indy as well as the 'native' daylillies-although they won't flower as well in the shade. Some people consider Queen Anne's Lace to be a wildflower. You can probably find info somewhere (I don't know where) of native plants to IN that will grow in this area.