UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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Native Wildflowers

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Wildflowers at Martial Cottle Park, by Hank Morales
Native California wildflowers herald the beginning of spring – and the time to plant them is ahead of the winter rain. Besides their showy display, they’re a habitat for local pollinators and a great way to cover up bare spots. If that’s not enough, they also require little care. Just select a well-drained and sunny site, remove weeds, and lightly rake the surface of the soil. Hand-disperse seeds and lightly cover with soil, no more than about ¼ inch. Gently tamp them down with the back of a rake and water. After that, let Mother Nature take its course – we hope with some rain!

More information: Native Wildflowers

Months applicable
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • 2. What to plant

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