Planted a wildflower mix not sure what's a weed vs seedling


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this is my first time trying to plant a wildflower mix from seed at my home near Detroit Michigan. I'm not sure what's a weed and what is a Seedling. thankfully I have two different locations geographically to experiment with. One being in Detroit the other one being in northern Michigan. the close-up shots are from my residence. The Square Garden is from my cabin up north where I planted a deer resistant mix. although it will be interesting to see what pops up in northern Michigan. My question is are either of these two plans weeds or seedlings of some sort.
 

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this is my first time trying to plant a wildflower mix from seed at my home near Detroit Michigan.
Tough to say what those are. It depends what's in the mix.
It's worth mentioning that many mixes labeled as "wildflower mixes" are filled with non-native plants that aren't native to your location, or even to the US in many circumstances. While they still may be of some value to wildlife as far as nectar goes, they typically won't be nearly as beneficial as native species, which not only provide nectar but often double as a host plant to native insect larvae like caterpillars.
 

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First one might not be a weed. 2nd one is a bit dodgy!
 
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Depends on what you call a "weed". A lot of wildflower mixes have "weed" seeds because they include flowers that bloom just about everywhere in the wild!
 
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Depends on what you call a "weed". A lot of wildflower mixes have "weed" seeds because they include flowers that bloom just about everywhere in the wild!
Yes, quite agree. Some dandelions have very exquisite flowers. Also, you can make drinks with the leaves. Some daisies are called weeds, but I do like them all long the busy dusty roads. They add a bit of fun and colour to the journey!
 
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If a plant has a flower on the end of the stem, I call it a flower. A weed is just a poorly placed flower. As a side note you do have to be careful planting non native species. When they are moved to a new environment some plants can become very invasive and crowd out the native species. This is happening with both plants and animals at an alarming rate in Florida.
 
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Lovely flowers in Wild flower seed mix! Very pretty, Esther!

I had lovely coreopsis with chocolately spots around the centre. Very pretty!
 
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Very nice! I broadcast mine two years ago and I ended up with coreopsis, even a budeliia which I ended up killing one week ago as it had become a tree!:eek:. Tons of candytufts, very nice.

You've some striking dianthus, which is now all the rage in the UK as they have very stunning colours. The daisies and lupins are nice!

I did broadcast the seeds this year, but the area has been too hot and too dry and the lack of rain means I have nothing but weeds. :cry::cry: You've done so well!

Hope you do it again next year as the bugs will benefit from them.
 

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