Bee Friendly Meadow Seed Shaker
The mantra "Save the Bees" may not be new, but this Seed Shaker provides a fresh opportunity to grow your own pollinator meadow. Just shake and sow! Each seed box plants 100 square feet.
Includes 18 varieties of annual and perennial flowers: Baby Blue Eyes, Bergamot, Blue Flax, California Poppy, China Aster, Chinese Forget-Me-Not, Corn Poppy, Fleabane Daisy, Globe Gilia, Indian Blanket, Lance-Leaved Coreopsis, New England Aster, Plains Coreopsis, Purple Coneflower, Purple Giant Hyssop, Siberian Wallflower, Sweet Alyssum, and Tidy Tips.
Artwork by Cynthia Cliff.
|1 Unit||$10.95||In Stock|
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!