Monarch butterflies cannot survive without milkweed – it is the only source of food for their larvae (caterpillars). Monarch females lay their eggs solely upon milkweeds, and the larvae eat the plants. This makes them specialist herbivores, which means there is no other option available to them. When monarch larvae feed on milkweed, they sequester toxins within their […]
American Bee Journal has reported that Bayer’s Feed A Bee Program has reached an important goal – to award at least one grant to a project in all 50 states, which they did recently. Their latest grant recipient was Gateway to the Arctic Camp in Talkeetna, Alaska. This non-profit camp teaches sustainability, farming and environmental stewardship […]
According to a recent article in Bee Culture Magazine entitled, “Urban Gardens and Allotments Provide Especially Good Habitat for Pollinator Communities”, by Mike Gaworecki, urban areas can play an important role in conserving our pollinators. Traditionally, cities have been thought to have much lower biodiversity compared to rural areas, but new studies find that this […]
The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC) was launched in 2015 by the National Pollinator Garden Network. The organizations behind the network include the National Wildlife Federation, Pollinator Partnership, American Public Gardens Association, National Gardening Bureau, American-Hort, and the American Seed Trade Association. Their collective efforts helped to bring awareness to the important role that pollinators […]
We are introducing three new garden flowers, one native wildflower, and one new herb this year. Some of our new flowers will be additions to our pollinator, regional and special-use seed mixtures. In addition, we are introducing a brand new pollinator mixture: The Bumblebee Buffet Mixture. The first of our new garden flowers is Dwarf […]
Get ready for Spring and Summer with Grow Wild Seed Mixes. These 5 oz. bags contain easy to grow premixed wildflower seeds. Each high quality wildflower mix is specially formulated to include a combination of up to 20 species of annuals, biennials, or perennials. Coming in 8 colorful selections, these mixtures are blends of annual, […]
Greetings and Happy New Year! We are pleased to announce the new 2019 Applewood Seed Company Seed Catalog. We have added five new items for 2019 and are very excited to send you a free copy of our digital catalog.
Convenience, open 24 hours and 7 days a week and up-to-date pricing are all reasons why our customers are choosing our online store for purchasing our flower, grass and herb seeds. It might sound too easy, but new and current customers are checking out using the online store to fulfill their ordering needs, and they […]
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National Pollinator Week 2018 is from June 18-24 and here at Applewood Seed Company we’ve kicked it off by hosting a bee identification seminar for staff and volunteers from the Denver Botanic Gardens. Led by Diane Wilson, Applewood’s staff Ecologist, the training helped the staff and volunteers gain additional experience with bee identification. This will […]