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Updated: 06/18/2014 12:23:10AM

Growing wildflowers from seed

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Blanket flower is one of our most colorful and reliable wildflowers. It blooms nearly year-round and reseeds prolifically.

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Attendees at the Conservation Landscaping Workshop held on Feb. 1 were given a seed packet of “Flower Power Florida Meadow Mix” containing 10 species of wildflowers that should do well in DeSoto County. The seeds may be planted at any time, but fall to winter is ideal. The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program sponsors a workshop annually to promote Florida-friendly landscaping and encourage the planting of native plants. This is the first time seeds have been given out.

The seeds are from the Florida Wildflower Cooperative. Visit the www.Floridawildflowers.com website for more information on planting and to purchase additional seeds. There are also images of what the various seedlings look like, most helpful as wildflowers are easily mistaken for weeds at their early stages. Another useful site is the Florida Wildflower Foundation at www.Flawildflowers.org.

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