Many native plant species are easy to grow and make beautiful, hardy additions to your yard and garden.
Seeds can be organic (grown without synthetic fertilizers and pesticides), non-GMO (cultivated through pollination, not in a lab), open-pollinated (pollinated by nature e.g., insects, birds, wind, humans), heirloom (with an open-pollinated heritage) and rare. Local seeds have the added benefit of being adapted to the area!
When to plant
Spring is a great time to get seeds and plants in the ground but fall is also ideal!
Wildflowers drop their seeds at the end of their blossoming cycle — often in fall. That’s why the best time to plant most native wildflower seeds is late fall, six to eight weeks before the first frost. Not too early! You want them to stay dormant in the soil over winter and then germinate in the spring.
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