Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District announces autumn fundraiser
Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District announces their autumn fundraiser: native wildflower seed.
The SWCD is selling seeds through its website.
“October is the perfect month to sow wildflower seeds for spring growth,” said KLSWCD, in a news release. “Want to develop a big flower garden without planting and tending to dozens of plants? Replace some of your lawn with a meadow! Create a pollinator strip between your street and property/lawn. Overseed an existing meadow to fill in the gaps. Whether you’re seeding a small space garden, filling in a side yard, or planting across acres of land, wildflowers are an easy-to-grow solution and supportive of pollinators.”
SWCD offers three seed mixes in one-ounce packages:
Showy New England Wildflower & Grasses Mix
The native wildflowers and some grasses provide a gorgeous display of color from spring to fall. Designed for upland sites with well-drained soils and full sun to semi-shaded areas; ideal for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.
New England Annual & Perennial Mix
This seed mix offers plants that will be showy the second year and beyond, changing color and texture as they mature. Designed for upland sites and meadows; ideal for attracting native pollinators.
Butterfly & Hummingbird Mix
Designed specifically to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and other native pollinators, this seed mix is best for upland sites and meadows.
For a list of plants included in seed mixes and to purchase seeds, check out the website: https://www.knox-lincoln.org/wildflower-seed-sale. Orders can be picked up at the office located at: 893 West Street (Rt 90), Rockport or mailed for an additional fee to cover postage. Seed mixes are for sale until supplies last. FMI, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-596-2040.