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Do you collect wild flowers so that you can plant them in your compound? What do met consider before planting wild flowers in your garden? I used to plant wild flowers but my friends discouraged me since they claimed that I risked introducing new diseases and pests into my compound.
 
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I am also fascinated by wild flowers. I had even started an initiative to preserve them and construct a herbarium but I lost steam and would likely restart the initiative in future. Even the flowers grown in our homesteads were once wild flowers and some of their counterparts have unparalled beauty. There are many discoveries waiting in the menu of wild flowers if one decides to specialise in them.
 
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I've never really planted them, although occasionally there are some GORGEOUS things that pop up on the side of the road here and I may grab a few to put in a vase at home when I'm out on a walk. Something about wildflowers to me just makes me happy...maybe because they seem to thrive in any condition and I guess I see that as a good metaphor for life, you know?!
 
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I agree amelia, there are some wonderful wild flowers on the side of the road but i have never thought to collect some to plant in my garden, maybe because im usually whizzing by in my car. It is a good idea sixxup (y). I do walk the dog along some unmade roads and allys here in my town where I could quite morally help myself.
 

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Native wildflowers are all that I grow, but I don't collect them from the wild, since our habitats are already being destroyed by farming. I buy seeds online. Certainly a great way to add a piece of habitat to your own yard.
 
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Native wildflowers are all that I grow, but I don't collect them from the wild, since our habitats are already being destroyed by farming. I buy seeds online. Certainly a great way to add a piece of habitat to your own yard.
I like the idea of buying wildflower seeds and planting the seeds in a flower garden.

Wildflowers of Ohio
 
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Growing local, native plants adapted to local soil and climate conditions can be among the easiest and most rewarding ways to garden. Everybody should find room in their garden for at least a few local native plants. Do this for your own appreciation of beauty, botanical knowledge, and ecological health, as local natives will be of the most benefit to native pollinators and other wildlife.
 

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