I love wildflowers. Planting our local varieties ensures that we have lots of flowers for weeks on end, as they are happy with our weather and soil conditions. They don't require lots of fertilizer or watering. In fact, I didn't fertilize that area at all, and the sprinkler system doesn't reach it either. Our little patch is buzzing with the sound of bees collecting nectar. We know from past experience that they need all they help they can get!
I love the little white and pink phlox blossoms. This time of year, we can see them growing along the highways and country roads around Central Florida.
I love this video from the Florida Wildflower Foundation. I bought our wildflower seed from the Florida Wildflower Growers Cooperative.