Flowers Seeds for Bees and Butterflies June is Pollinator Month and gardens are buzzing with excitement for the first blooms of the season. Keep your local pollinators fed and happy all season long with specially formulated flower seed mixes for blooms in early, mid, and late season from Applewood Seed Company.
For your own splash of sunshine, check out our collection of sunflower seeds at Applewood Seed Co. From the towering Mammoth Sunflower to the vibrant ‘Dwarf Sungold’ Sunflower, we are shining some light on our golden beauties.
Academic research has shown that diverse flower seed mixes provide the most benefits to bees and pollinators compared to mixes with just one to several flower species. It is important to choose flower species that are known to be attractive to pollinators which will greatly enhance the efficiency of these mixes. Flower mixes should contain early, […]
You’ve probably noticed how many online and offline options are out there for purchasing flower seeds for your business. But one company stands out from all the rest with their extensive benefits. If your current supplier cannot offer these same benefits, then it’s time to check out Applewood Seed Company for your next purchase.
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, […]