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For the Birds Flower Mix

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  • Gayfeather
  • Phlox
  • Partridge Pea
  • Sunspot Sunflower
  • Blue Flax

For the Birds Flower Mix Seeds

Beauty that makes the sky dance

Various Species
Flowers for you, seeds for the birds.
Art Pack, 500 seeds
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Detailed Product Info

Flowers feed our souls. But they also feed many other creatures: they provide nectar to the bees, and their seed heads yield food for our avian relatives.This mix of annuals and perennials, containing Sunspot Sunflower, Partridge Pea, Phlox, Blue Flax, Gayfeather, Shasta Daisy, Prairie Coneflower and Black-Eyed Susan; should not be deadheaded; the seed heads produced after the flowers fade are a buffet for birds of all kinds - an array of sustaining flavors and textures that beckon them from the perimeter of your garden. Their swoops and dives as they harvest are a dance of thanks for your generosity. Gardening as a hobby? For the birds - literally!

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 5 - 25 days
Days to Maturity 365 days
Planting Depth 0-1/4 inch
Spacing in Row 18 inches
Spacing Between Rows 18 inches
Height at Maturity 10-24 inches
Width at Maturity 12 inches
Growing Instructions

Direct sow in early spring after last frost date. Broadcast evenly into a well prepared, weed-free bed. Packet covers an area approximately 30 square feet in size. Rake in lightly, and keep watered until germination. When seedlings set true leaves, thin to 12-18" apart. This mix contains a combination of perennials and self-sowing annuals. Some varieties will bloom now; the full mix will appear in the second year.

About the Art and Artist
Art by The Foliage Library. Created by Matt Holbein and Emily Brooks, the goal of The Foliage Library promotes environmental and botanical education through illustrated geometric folding books with forms that relate conceptually to their content, much like these happy birds unfolding from our quatrefoil pack. When Emily and Matt work together, the best aspects of their work as individuals come to light. Emily creates beautifully detailed illustrations in ink and Matt adds color and texture digitally so that the end result is truly collaborative digital mixed-media.

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