This is a 13 acre project. This client used the Northeast Mix and has done several of his own experiments by adding individual species and creating looks of his own. This is 2nd year early and mid season bloom. It is a spectacular sight and can be done on a large, medium or small scale.
Patrick sent us a letter with the following - "Vermont Wildflowers Are the Best!! I've got to tell you the wildflowers are beautiful! One of my gardens is 60 x 15 and I have also planted two other large areas near a pasture with the cattle. I have enjoyed the wildflowers so very much. It's become a habitat for bees, birds and butterflies - beautiful. These photos are just a small sampling - I hope you like them." Patrick did our Annual Low Grow mix combined with several other mixes & individual species. He sent a lovely long letter of which only a portion is above about his results. He also sent along 10 or so photos of which we scanned to allow you to share in them too! A beautiful piece of property now enhanced with our wildflowers - we think its amazing!
I "planted" in the winter of 2009 along Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz, California. I walk & bike along the cliffs every day, a couple blocks from my house; & as the city was constructing a seawall where the water met the cliff, there was a lot of overturned loose, rocky soil. The idea of seeing the clifftops blanketed in color after a cold rainy winter inspired me to order poppy & lupine seeds along with a seed mixture from Vermont Wildflower Farm! I went out just before & in between rainstorms & threw out the seeds while walking from Pleasure Point to Capitola Village & back. After travelling for a few weeks in April, my husband & I took our usual cruiser-bike ride down to check the waves at the Point as soon as we arrived home. As we came around the corner at the Hook (surf spot at the end of 41st Ave.) where the bike path begins, & rode along down the cliffs to the Point, we were greeted by waves of tiny upturned faces of different kinds of wildflowers. It was a truly amazing sight, & hearing others exclaim happily over the appearance of the wildflowers was a truly joyful thing. (Photos taken by Rene D. and friends T. Fallon Mackey & Martha Tousseau)
We recently purchased a property with 4 falling down sheds and a house to be demolished. Once all the buildings were removed, we were left with bare ground. I ordered sunflower and zinnia seeds from your company, planted them and it transformed the space! We don’t have any plans to put any structures up any time soon, so I plan to plant the whole 1/2 acre lot in flowers next year too. The seeds I purchased were: Red Zinnias, Autumn Beauty Sunflowers, Velvet Queen Sunflowers, and Giant Mammoth Sunflowers. The amount of butterflies, bees, birds and dragonflies that visited this patch was jaw- dropping! How awesome would our neighborhoods look if we replaced all the grass with flowers?
On Earth Day this year, my wife, myself and a group of our neighbors cleared, tilled, and planted seeds from your farm on a vacant city lot. What was once a trash-covered eyesore is now filled with flowers and the bees and butterflies that love them! We've received numerous compliments from people who walk by and enjoy the view. I've attached before and after pictures of the lot - thank you for offering such great seeds! So we ask you - What could you do to an 'eyesore' with $70 in your neighborhood? For just a small amount of money you can beautify and bring pollinators to an otherwise desolate or unkempt area!
I just love looking at all the colors outside my back door. Their Siberian Husky-Alaskan Malamute puppy loves the flowers too! I can't wait to plant the cool tones wildflower mix, I love it. Thanks so much. (Christine planted several different wildflowers and mixes.)
This customer used our Northeast mix and some individual species to create a beautiful wildflower area. These family photos of a wedding show the wonderful background wildflowers can make for your big day! Kathleen was also one of our photo contest winners for 2010~
Thank you for such an exciting phone call last week. I am so delighted that my photo was chosen as a winner in your contest!! Thank you to all of the judges and to the Wildflower Farm for organizing the contest and for supplying the seeds that create the beautiful wildflower fields. (Irene has the most wonderful area of wildflowers on her property and a multitude of interesting wildlife to go with it! We're jealous!)
We had the advantage of seeing both wonderful flowers in bloom and 'wildlife' in action at your farm! Thanks for the great time and hikes through the trails. While there we picked up an acre plus of wildflower seed and planted this spring! Here are the results. Just grab a couple of friends, prepare and plan well and you can have this beautiful field too! We so thank you for this wonderful area! We took photos of the field before and after and had so much fun doing so. We are out there every day and those driving by can't get enough and our neighbors love us! Thanks again! Pat and Dick Customer used the Midwest Mix and boosted it with individual species! This is mid-season bloom the first year!
Diana: Here are photos of our riparian garden project here at our house on Smith Mountain Lake Va. I am attaching shots of part of our waterfront. This year (2011) we have had a cool and wet spring and our wildflowers have responded with vigor. We added a few supplements to our soil as suggested. We have some plants to give so we have distributed Shasta daisies and others to our three children for their gardens. We have had many compliments on our display as they are very visible to boaters even the purple martins seem to enjoy them! We always mention that the seeds came from Vermont Wildflower Farm! Our next project will be to plant clumps of a variety so we have a late bloom. **These folks have used a perennial mix as well as individual species.
Dear Vermont Wildflower Farm, All photos were taken on my father's airstrip, located in Callicoon, NY, where we had the joy and blessing of planting many of your wildflower seeds this past Spring. The yellow lab in one of the photos is our family dog "Molly" and the children are my own Amelia and Curtis. These flowers have been our passion this Spring, Summer, and now Fall (we are praying for a late frost this year!) and we have received so much pleasure from monitoring their progress daily. Thank you for your wonderful seeds. This customer has planted the NE Deluxe, Cool Tones, Hummingbird/Butterfly, Partial Shade, Perennial Low Grow and 14 different individual species!
"My wildflower garden, Newfane, VT; and photos from a friends garden; all from Vermont Wildflower Farm seeds! How much pleasure and joy we experience every day from the second year of our Vermont Wildflower Farm "Field of Dreams"! We also have another, smaller wildflower garden in the front of our house - all seeds from your farm - that has thrived for four years.Thank you so much!"
This project involved the drive and entrance of their home, It made a very nice improvement to the entrance landscaping and is very beautiful changing every couple of weeks during bloom time!! This is the Northeast mix and contains both 1st and 2nd year bloom!
This customer has created a wonderful downscaled garden. Having moved into a community, there wasn't much room, but the way this has been done has made it look marvelous. Lots of color and contrasting plants. The Cardinal Flower is a marvel at almost 6+ ft. high and the Wax Flower is a feat to grow in itself. This customer is very proud of their garden and rightly so!
This couple created a wonderful wildlife habitat environment on their property in Flushing, MI. Each year they have been adding to their areas of wildflowers. They have done mixes from Partial Shade, Deer Resistant to our Hand Gathered and Rare Species. These wonderful photos are only a small taste of the wonders they have done! This year they are again adding. It must be a spectacular sight! We appreciate them sharing with photos and each year we look forward to new ones!
Just wanted to share some pictures of your wildflowers on our septic mound from last spring. I just ordered more to keep the annual color. Thanks so much for great seeds. I love how they look in our beach environment, here in southern Delaware. We have customers asking for something to cover their septic mounds all the time and wildflowers are a perfect and beautiful solution. Contact us for details on how you can do it too!!
This customer sent before and after photos of his yard. This is a pretty steep embankment. This customer followed our advice to the letter and these are the results. He used our All Perennial mix and seeded in the fall!