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#395: Attract Beneficial Insects by Growing Amazing Wildflowers (Miriam Goldberger)

In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

#395: Attract Beneficial Insects by Growing Amazing Wildflowers (Miriam Goldberger) In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Wildflower Farm's Miriam Goldberger on how you can attract more beneficial insects and pollinators by growing some amazing wildflowers in your home garden.

Miriam has over 30 years of experience when it comes to growing wildflowers. She and her husband started growing wildflowers on their 1 acre property 3 decades ago and immediately noticed their benefits.

That lead to the creation of Wildflower Farm where they specialize in the correct blend of wildflower seeds that you need to enjoy the benefits of growing wildflowers.

Miriam is going to tell us why you should be growing wildflowers, the different types of beneficial insects and pollinators wildflowers will attract and why growing wildflowers has shown a decrease in the use of pesticides.

From there, Miriam will tell us the differences between wildflowers and a cutting garden, which wildflower varieties you should be growing, and she'll give us some background on what an eco-lawn is.

This, and so much more, on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

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Here's What We'll Cover in this week's episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

  • The transition from neglecting flowers to making flowers a priority
  • The flowers that make a great pollinator garden
  • The reason why flower seed packets did not say they attracted bees
  • Studies proving that wildflowers increase pollinators and beneficial insects
  • Why quality of the flowers you grow is much more important than the quantity
  • The true definition of wildflowers and what you should be looking for in stores and online
  • Differentiating cutting flowers from wildflowers
  • Soil structure for wildflowers
  • An eco-lawn

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About this episode's guest on the Vegetable Gardening Show, Miriam Goldberger

#395: Attract Beneficial Insects by Growing Amazing Wildflowers (Miriam Goldberger) Long before “Green” or “Sustainable” became the powerful buzzwords they are today, Miriam Goldberger began growing wildflowers and fell madly in love with the beauty and practicality that native plants bring to our lives.

A flower farmer since 1986, Miriam has seeded, planted, nurtured, harvested and created floral designs with thousands upon thousands of wildflowers.

As an expert in organic and sustainable gardening, Miriam is on intimate terms with the easy steps gardeners and flower lovers can take to create beautiful, diverse and sustainable landscapes.

She is the founder and co-owner of Wildflower Farm, a wildflower seed production company in Ontario, Canada – a magical 100 acres where the wildflower gardens and meadows thrive without irrigation or pesticides and are a pollinators’ paradise.

Miriam is truly a woman outstanding in her field.

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