Wildflowers Project- 2 Art Seed Packets
This project aims to provide an easy way to help pollinators and get some pretty flowers and colorful art from a limited series to look at all growing season. Photos include the actual flowers that customers grew from this project in summer 2020!
35% of our food crops require pollination by insects who rely on wildflowers for food. But with wilderness swiftly declining due to human development (10% loss just since the 1990s), they are struggling. They gift us pollination for the foods we eat and serve so many other roles within our ecosystems. We need to add back flowering plants that provide insects with food all year vs. all at once with large mono-culture crops or not at all with lawns.
☆ Each order comes with two seed packets with handmade art on them, signed and numbered.
☆ Each packet covers a 2x2 to 3x3 foot area.
☆ The Midwest pollinators wildflowers seed blend is intended for showy color all season. It includes a mix of annuals (A), bi-annuals (B), and perennials (P) including: Siberian Wallflower (B), Annual Candytuft (A), Cornflower (A), Purple Coneflower (P), Sulphur Cosmos (A), Indian Blanket (A), Cosmos (A), Sweet William Pinks (B), Perennial Lupine (P), Corn Poppy (A), Butterfly Milkweed (P), Lemon Mint (A), Prairie Coneflower (P), Black-Eyed Susan (B) Clasping Coneflower (A), New England Aster (P), Plains Coreopsis (A), Bergamot (P), Evening Primrose (B).
☆ Plant in spring when frost is past (usually the end of May in Wisconsin) OR in late fall for blooms the following spring. Clear the ground prior to planting for best results. Cover lightly with soil, then softly walk over the seeds to press them into the earth. After that, water them and watch them bloom!