How to Grow Flowers Native to Michigan
Planting native flowers in your landscape is a great way to beautify in a way that is distinctly Michigan. By integrating plant life that is from the area, you can create a greater continuity within your landscape. Native plants also thrive in a way imported plants might not, due to their origin in the area.
There are some factors to consider when thinking about what native flowers might work best within your landscape. For example, if you have areas of your yard that have little shade and are open to a good amount of sun exposure, it might be best to plant dry land varieties, such as wild geranium, three-lobed coneflower, and golden Alexander. If your landscape has a drainage area, or if you want to install a rain garden, wild blue flag, turtlehead, and great blue lobelia would all be excellent choices likely to thrive in such a space.
If you want to get the most out of native flowers, plan out how you will go about planting them. Certain varieties are more suited to certain seasons, and staggering the planting will allow for greater diversity and more variation in bloom time. By working with a professional landscape designer, you can determine a plan that allows you to optimize the color and pollination benefits native flowers make available to you.
At Alfresco by Paul Burd, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have about native flowers, or any other landscaping services. Please feel free to give us a call or send us an email anytime!