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Bee Feed Wildflower Mix

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$0.99

Approx: Approx: 100 seeds

Bee feed wildflower mix helps attract a many pollinating bees to your garden. It provides food for beekeepers and native bees. Flowers bloom from spring until fall and supplies pollen and nectar for many beneficials.

 

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More than one third of the food we eat needs to be pollinated by bees. There are over 4,000 species of native bees in the United States. When planting a pollinator preserve try to avoid using herbicides and pesticides. Inter-planting native grasses with our pollinator mixes provides a more diverse habitat

Consists of: Baby Blue-Eyes, Bergamot, Blue Flax, California Poppy, China Aster, Chinese Forget-Me-Not, Corn Poppy, Fleabane Daisy, Forget-Me-Not, Globe Gilia, Indian Blanket, Lance-Leaved Coreopsis, Lavender Hyssop, New England Aster, Plains Coreopsis, Purple Coneflower, Siberian Wallflower, Sweet Alyssum and Tidy-Tips.

Prepare soil like a vegetable garden. Remove vegetation or spray with an herbicide. Follow directions on label of herbicide if used. Loosen soil 2″ deep and rake smooth. Keep consistently moist 4-6 weeks, then gradually reduce water to 1/2″ per week. Do not water fall plantings until spring. If soil is poor, apply a 5-10-5 fertilizer.

Companion plants can help control pests in several different ways, the most obvious of which is by repelling them. Many flying pest insects are put off or confused by the smell of onions, garlic, and French or Chinese marigolds, so planting these here and there throughout the garden helps to control insect pests. Cosmos, black-eyed Susans or blanket flowers, asters, and many other flowers in the Compositae family attract ladybugs and others that prey on insect pests. Providing a continuous sequence of blooms helps keep beneficial garden insects around all season.

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