Bird Lover's Meadow Seed Shaker
Did you know that birds are important pollinators just like bees and butterflies? Whether you'd like to plant a meadow to support your local ecosystem, because you're an avid birder, or simply to enjoy this beautiful mix of wildflowers, this seed shaker makes it fun and easy. Just shake and sow! Each box plants 100 square feet.
Includes 20 varieties of annual and perennial flowers: Black-Eyed Susan, Blue Flax, California Poppy, Cornflower, Four-O'Clocks, Gayfeather, Indian Blanket, Lance-Leaved Coreopsis, New England Aster, Pacific Beauty Calendula, Partridge Pea, Plains Coreopsis, Prairie Clover, Prairie Coneflower, Purple Coneflower, Red Phlox, Shasta Daisy, Sulphur Cosmos, Sweet William, and Wild Sunflower.
Artwork by Cynthia Cliff.
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Sow your wildflower patch in early to mid-spring. Alternatively, sow in late fall, and the perennial seeds will establish enough to overwinter and come up the following spring.
Prepare the soil as you would for any bed. Clean out the weeds. Aerate with a garden fork if compact, then rake flat. Lift open the spout of your Seed Shaker and spread the seeds out evenly over an area no bigger than 100 square feet. Then press seeds into the soil by walking over the planted area (with flat-soled shoes!) or using a board to pat them down. If the soil is dry, water the seeds in. In fall, soils are usually moist enough without.
Continue watering in spring for a few weeks; again, fall sowings usually don't need it. Weed fastidiously until plants reach 12-18" in height. Be patient; the perennial blooms will get better every year!