Beneficial Wasps and You

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What is the first thing you think of when you hear, “wasp”? Was it yellow jacket, hornet, fear, nuisance, pain? What about beneficial wasps? Have you heard of them? What do you think they do? For many the concept of a “beneficial wasp” is entirely foreign and difficult to believe. There are actually thousands of […]

Bioswales and Rain Gardens

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Bioswales and their smaller, residential cousin, rain gardens, offer similar benefits to mitigating stormwater runoff. Both offer low or limited-impact development (LID) options to storm sewers that allow stormwater to naturally permeate back into native or urban landscapes. When properly implemented, bioswales and rain gardens divert rainwater and floodwater away from impermeable areas to those […]

Celebrating Colorado Pollinator Month

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Celebrating Colorado Pollinator Month Applewood Seed Company’s trial gardens showcase a diverse array of pollinators As spring turns into summer in the Colorado Rockies, the native pollinators are hard at work collecting pollen and nectar from wildflowers. We at Applewood Seed Company are continuously improving our wildflower varieties to benefit our local Colorado pollinators and […]

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces $1.7 Million in Grants from the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 5, 2021) – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $1.7 million in grants to conserve monarch butterflies and other insect pollinators in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The grants will generate $3.3 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of […]

See Our New 2021 Flower Seed Additions!

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American Basketflower (Centaurea americana)

Say hello to our 2021 new flower seed additions! We are introducing 4 new wildflower varieties include American Basketflower, Sweet Joe Pyeweed, Wingstem, and False Aster plus entirely new mixes designed for flower plantings under and around solar panels on solar farms. The American Basketflower is named after the basket weave-like pattern of the flower […]

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