Spring was cold and wet in Arvada, CO this year and that has certainly affected our planting times in our trial garden as well as bloom times. This will be the first of a continuing series of posts letting you know what is currently blooming in our area. This post will focus on perennials.
In many parts of the Northern Hemisphere right now The 2015 theme for Earth Day is “It’s Our Turn to Lead.” People all over the world engage in activities like recycling, cleaning up parks, or planting trees. How can you lead by planting wildflowers? Wildflower plantings are able to survive and even thrive with less […]
The beautiful orange and black Monarch butterfly is one of the best known threatened butterfly species in North America. According to some of the latest surveys over 90% of the population has disappeared in the last decade mostly due to loss of habitat. Sprawling urban developments and intensive farming techniques mean fewer uncultivated margins where […]
Applewood now sells wildflower, garden flower, native grass and herb seeds nationally and internationally to many different wholesale markets. The company works with over 100 professional seed growers in many different climates and geographical areas.
In the mid-80’s Applewood began selling bulk wildflower seed to the highway and re-vegetation markets including city, state and federal governments, parks, golf courses, landscapers and other seed companies.
Fifty years ago, in 1965, Applewood Seed Co. was started by Gene Milstein in his parents’ basement in suburban Denver, Colorado. He offered traditional flower and vegetable seed packets. In 1967, the company began selling hand-collected wildflower seed to the gift and garden markets in hand-drawn packets.
Applewood Seed Company would like to thank you for following our blog in 2014 and wishes the very best to you during this holiday season. We appreciate your interest in Applewood Seed and are appreciative of your business. Be sure to join us again in the new year for new native and garden species introductions […]
Applewood staff participated in three national pollinator conferences in the past few weeks related to honey bees and other native pollinators. In an effort to incorporate pollinator-friendly practices into federal landscapes, the federal government recently released Sustainable Practices for Designed Landscapes, containing guidelines for landscaping on federal properties.
Seven years ago the U.S. Senate approved the designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week”. This year, it will be held June 16th through the 22nd. National Pollinator Week has become an international celebration of all types of pollinators such as bees, beetles, flies, birds, butterflies, and moths. Pollinators provide valuable ecosystem […]
Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus) is an annual flower that is native to Mexico and has been grown in American gardens for over 150 years. Plants prefer sunny conditions and can tolerate heat and poorer soils. They have low water requirements, making them ideal for xeriscaping. They also attract butterflies, birds and pollinators such as honey bees […]