June Seed Packet of the Month - White Fringetree Seed
Why White Fringetree Seed? Because Seed has a double dormancy So a warm period (now) followed by a cold period (late fall & winter) for germination to take place: We recommend starting this seed in June, no time like the present.
July Seed Packet of the Month - Serviceberry Tree Seed
Why Serviceberry Seed? Start seed in July with stratification, sow in the fall for seedlings next spring. A beautiful small flowering tree with all year interest. Gorgeous early white blooms in the spring.
Learning Seed Stratification Techniques is Easy! All You Need is a Good Teacher
Waiting for the season to get seed started is not always an option in this busy world. Seed Stratification is a way of treating seeds to mimic conditions that the seeds needs to go through before germination can occur. Many seed species have an embryonic latency phase, and often will not sprout until this period is broken.
Wildflowers are a species of flower that will grow and reproduce on their own. They are hardy plants that tolerate poor soils. Planting these blooms in a backyard garden creates a perfect environment to attract pollinators.
Spring is the optimal time to plant a wildflower garden, when the threat of frost is past and above 55°F, with annuals and perennials. The Fall is also an option to put perennials in the ground for early spring plants.
As the weather gets chilly and the days are shorter it's time to venture outdoors and enjoy the fall color. So, why do leaves change their color? Deciduous trees adapt to harsh winters by discontinuing the production of chlorophyll, the main ingredient in a plant that turns sunlight into glucose and feeds the trees resulting in green-colored leaves.
Is it ok to plant a new tree this late in the Fall? Now that the landscape is alive with gorgeous color you may be thinking of adding a new fall color trees to your yard. But is it too late in the season?