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Biodiversity Bombs

February 2, 2011

Punxsutawney Phil has spoken, and if the groundhog is to be believed, it looks like spring is right around the corner. Time to start thinking about spring flowers?

Last week, Treehugger blogger Sami Grover wrote about a growing movement of people swapping seeds. These folks are planting more than plants and vegetables; they’re committed to biodiversity in their gardens. Many will be meeting up in England for a “Seedy Sunday” this weekend.

But if there’s too much snow on the ground to make it to a seed swap in your area, get started with our brand new wildflower seed bombs. Choose a packet from your region, and you’ll be ready to go with wildflower seeds native suited to your area. Each bag contains 5 seed bombs, plenty to fill your backyard or share with your neighbors.

Originally these bombs were created as a way to revive vacant lots in Cincinnati. But I think they might just revive all of us from the winter blues!

Read on for a full list of seeds included in each set.

WEST COAST – includes Cornflower, Siberian Wallflower, Garland
Chrysanthemum, Shasta Daisy, Farewell-to-Spring, Plains Coreopsis,
Sulphur Cosmos, Wild Cosmos, African Daisy, Sweet William, California
Poppy, Blanket Flower, Baby’s Breath, Tidy Tips, Mountain Phlox, Blue
Flax, Sweet Alyssum, Annual Lupine, Lemon Mint, Red Poppy, Rocky
Mountain Penstemon, Desert Bluebell, Mexican Hat, Gloriosa Daisy,
None-so-Pretty, Prairie Coneflower, and Black-eyed Susan.

MIDWEST – Upland White Aster, Prairie Aster, Cornflower, Siberian
Wallflower, Shasta Daisy, Lance-Leaf Coreopsis, Plains Coreopsis,
Sulphur Cosmos, Wild Cosmos, Sweet William, Purple Coneflower,
California Poppy, Perennial Gaillardia, Indian Blanket, Baby’s Breath,
Wild Annual Sunflower, Dwarf Sunflower, Candytuft, Blue Flax, Scarlet
Flax, Perennial Lupine, Russell Lupine, Baby Blue Eyes, Evening
Primrose, Red Poppy, Mexican Hat, Prairie Coneflower, Black-Eyed
Susan, Gloriosa Daisy, and Sweet Coneflower. These wildflowers were
chosen because they’re native to the Midwest, but many
are actually native to much of North America.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST – Annual Lupine, Baby Blue Eyes, Baby’s Breath, Baby
Snapdragon, Black-Eyed Susan, Blue Flax, California Poppy, Candytuft,
Chinese Houses, Cornflower, Evening Primrose, Farewell-to-Spring,
Foxglove, Godetia, Lance-Leaf Coreopsis, Mountain Phlox,
None-So-Pretty, Plains Coreopsis, Perennial Gaillardia, Red Poppy,
Rocket Larkspur, Scarlet Flax, Shasta Daisy, Siberian Wallflower,
Sweet Alyssum, Sweet William, White Yarrow, and Wild Columbine.

EAST COAST – Baby Blue Eyes, Baby’s Breath, Black Eye Susan, Blue
Flax, California Poppy, Cornflower, Gloriosa Daisy, Lance-Leaf
Coreopsis, Mexican Hat, None-so Pretty, Perennial Gaillardia,
Perennial Lupine, Plains Coreopsis, Purple Coneflower, Red Poppy, Rose
Mallow, Scarlet Flax, Shasta Daisy, Siberian Wallflower, Sulphur
Cosmos, Sweet William, Wild Annual Sunflower, Wild Cosmos, and Wild
Larkspur. These wildflowers were chosen because they’re native to the
East Coast, but many are actually native to much of North America.


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  • Reply Judy Smithey March 9, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I live in Arkansas and would like to know if the seed bombs will work Here.

  • Reply julia March 9, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Sure thing Judy! Take a look at the Midwest or Southeast seed packs; I think one or the other should work pretty well for your area!

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