What was I doing this past weekend? Planting Natives, of course!
I try to get my natives from plant sales with the local wildflower and master gardener groups; or, order from reputable online nurseries. But I have to admit I was a sucker for these packaged wildflowers in my big box store before Christmas. I don't know if they will even make it but I'm trying anyway.
*I know some native plant experts might not recommend this...for many reasons--one of which, in addition to 'are they viable?' is, where was the 'source'. If they were taken 'from the wild' and then sold, that's a 'no no'. (It's a no-no to take them from the wild, period...even if you do not intend to sell them. So please don't dig up natives while you're walking in the woods) ;)
At any rate, because they'd been sitting in my garage in packages for over a month, and it was a fairly decent day outside, I took the opportunity to dig 3 inch holes and plant them. The packages said they might not sprout until the 2nd year, so I probably won't have a 'verdict' about the success or failure of these little packages right away.
What gifts have you discovered today? Until next time,
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