One British couple is receiving accolades for a job well done from some & criticism from others for creating this beautiful field of wild flowers.
They took an empty field on the edge of their property and transformed it into an ocean of wildflowers. The flower meadow contains 57 different species of annual flowering plants from around the world.
The seeds mixture was designed to produce a sequence of brightly-coloured flowers through July and August. Among the earliest blooms were daisies, including the white Cape daisy and the delicate clusters of the Swan River daisy.
These were followed by the blue-and-white Morning Glory, blue larkspur and poppies, including the California poppy. Along with them came Scarlet flax, Blue flax, Cornflower and Corn chamomile.
By the time the gates were opened to the public in mid-July, a total of 37 species were in flower. But at that point a further 20 species — including Blue angel, the violet-coloured Cosmos and the pink Rose mallow — were still to bloom.
Brian and Denise wanted their Field of Dreams to be ‘a little piece of heaven’ in a stress filled world. I think they have succeeded!
The criticism comes from those who feel that only native species should have been used. There are concerns that the plants may migrate onto other nearby fields and eventually take over the natural plants in the area.