Shady Meadow Seed Shaker
Every garden has a shady spot. And while you're probably glad you can retreat to it when the sun is beating down on your gardening tasks, you also likely wish you could grow plants there. With this Seed Shaker, you can, and it's never been easier. Just shake and sow! These varieties thrive where others struggle for want of sunlight, and many of them attract pollinating insect species as well. Each box plants 100 square feet.
Includes 18 varieties of annual and perennial flowers: Annual Candytuft, Baby Blue Eyes, Baby's Breath, Chinese Forget-Me-Not, Chinese Houses, Clarkia, Corn Poppy, Dwarf Columbine, Forget-Me-Not, Johhny Jump Up, Lance-Leaved Coreopsis, McKana Giants Columbine, Purple Coneflower, Rocket Larkspur, Shasta Daisy, Spurred Snapdragon, Sweet William, and Tussock Bellflower.
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!