The wildflowers also attract wildlife. If you want your backyard to look like something out of a Disney cartoon, pick and plant some of the perennials, says Casteel. Youll have butterflies and birds frolicking in your yard in no time. Plus, perennials are low-maintenance. Even people without green thumbs can maintain a wildflower garden.
Todays hike uncovers such wildflowers as milkweed, goldenrod, and aster. But be sure to throw on a warm coat. Dress for the climate, Casteel says. And strap on your boots.
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