15-Minute Garden Projects
Go wild for wildflowers
To decorate your garden as Mother Nature would, scatter wildflowers native to your area. Easy to plant and grow, they'll lavish the ground with color in practically no time. For help selecting the right ones for your area, go to the University of Illinois website below.
What you'll need:
• Wildflower seeds or plants from nurseries
How to do it:
First, visit the online Directory of Wildflowers, which lists and describes more than 160 plants native to the eastern two-thirds of the Midwest. The guide includes growing conditions and Zones, plant height, bloom time and flower color. See what you might like in your garden--and enjoy growing plants that typically thrive with very little care.