Friday, February 21, 2014


Most of the plants in our Wildflower Garden are native to our area.  We started this garden to showcase an alternative to lawns.  As winter is winding down (we hope), the wildflower seeds from last year's blooms are beginning to germinate and other perennials have begun to green up.  This is one garden that has a very different look as we move through each season.  Stop by to read the educational sign highlighting plants that take us from early spring into summer.

If you would like to start your own wildflower garden, a good first step is to send a stamped, self-addressed business envelope to:
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Campus Box 3375, UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375

They will send you a seed packet of the 2014 North Carolina Wildflower of the Year:  Scutellaria incana var. punctata (Hoary skullcap)

Click here to read more about the Wildflower Program and this plant: