Bird Lover's Wildflower Mix 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.

Can contain the following 21 varieties of annual and perennial flowers:

"Black-Eyed Susan" ~Rudbeckia hirta~
"Brown-Eyed Susan" ~Rudbeckia triloba~
"Blue Flax" ~Linum perenne~
"California Poppy" ~Eschscholzia californica~
"Cornflower" ~Centaurea cyanus~
"Four-O'Clocks" ~Mirabilis jalapa~
"Gayfeather" ~Liatris spicata~
"Indian Blanket" ~Gaillardia pulchella~
"Lance-Leaved Coreopsis" ~Coreopsis lanceolata~
"New England Aster" ~Symphyotrichum novae-angliae~
"Pacific Beauty Calendula" ~Calendula officinalis~
"Partridge Pea" ~Chamaecrista fasciculata~
"Plains Coreopsis" ~Coreopsis tinctoria~
"Prairie Clover" ~Dalea purpurea~
"Prairie Coneflower" ~Ratibida columnifera~
"Purple Coneflower" ~Echinacea purpurea~ 
"Red Phlox" ~Phlox drummondii~
"Shasta Daisy" ~Chrysanthemum maximum~
"Sulphur Cosmos" ~Cosmos sulphureus~
"Sweet William" ~Dianthus barbatus~
and "Wild Sunflower" ~Helianthus annuus~

Artwork by Cynthia Cliff.

Spend $40+ on seeds, get free shipping. (That's just 3 shaker boxes!)

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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!

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