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Help Save the Bees - Plant Flowers

NOW *BACK IN STOCK* FOR 2019.

Plant flowers that help save the bees and other pollinators. Choose from Good Bug Blooms and Pollinator Petal Patch.

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Product Name Price Qty
Good Bug Blooms Seed Pack
$3.95
Pollinator Petal Patch Seed Pack
$3.95

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Good Bug Blooms

Sow this beneficial mix of annuals in the spring. There's always more to do in the garden than we can do alone, so why not invite some little friends to help out? The green lacewing on this pack will love these flowers and reward your generosity by laying eggs in your garden. The eggs will hatch into "aphid lions," their larval stage, which will voraciously devour insect pests. Get to know and love the good bugs by providing nectar and habitat for them to thrive. This mix includes cosmos, annual gaillardia, several varieties of zinnias, blue cornflower, sweet alyssum, flax, chamomile, and a rotating mix of a few other beneficials.

GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: All annual flowers. Broadcast and rake in lightly after last frost, then keep watered until germination. Thin to about a 12" spacing--wider for bushier plants, tighter for dense mix of blooms.

Pollinator Petal Patch

Why do flowers come in so many colors? One theory is that the colors attract pollinators. But insects, including solitary bees, honeybees, butterflies, wasps, and flies, don't see color the same way we do. Their compound eyes can detect most of the colors we can - but they also see UV light, invisible to humans. To their eyes, every beautiful bloom is a veritable bullseye, a combination of visible and UV light patterns that guide them toward sustaining nectar, thus continuing the cycle of life. This beckoning mix contains pollinator beacons of: New England Aster, Plains Coreopsis, Penstemon, Indian Blanket, Evening Primrose, Wild Bergamot, Milkweed, and Ohio Spiderwort.

GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: For the best mix, direct sow in fall. Can also be direct sown in early spring around last frost date. Broadcast evenly into a well prepared, weed-free bed. Packet covers an area of approximately 30 square feet in size. Rake in lightly, and keep watered until germination. When seedlings set true leaves, thin to about 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.