Flowers for you, seeds for the birds.
Flowers feed our souls. But they also feed many other creatures: they provide nectar to bees, and their seedheads yield food for our avian relatives. This mix of annuals should not be deadheaded; the seed heads produced after the flowers fade are a buffet for birds of all kinds—an array of sustaining flavors and textures that beckon them from the perimeter of your garden. Their swoops and dives as they harvest are a dance of thanks for your generosity. Gardening as a hobby? It’s for the birds—literally!
Contains Sunspot Sunflower, Partridge Pea, Phlox, Blue Flax, Gayfeather, Shasta Daisy, Prairie Coneflower, and Black-Eyed Susan.
500 seeds sow a 3'x10' garden plot.
Artwork by The Foliage Library. Created by Matt Holbein and Emily Brooks, The Foliage Library promotes environmental and botanical education through illustrated geometric folding books with forms that relate conceptually to their content, much like these happy birds unfolding from our quatrefoil pack.
Each year, Hudson Valley Seeds commissions contemporary artists from around the United States to tell the story of a particular seed variety. That art and those seeds combine to create an Art Pack, a unique celebration of the diverse stories of seeds and their stewards.
Direct sow in early spring after last frost date. Broadcast evenly into a well prepared, weed-free bed. Packet covers an area approximately 30'x30' in size. Rake in lightly, and keep watered until germination. When seedlings set true leaves, thin to 12-18" apart. This mix contains a combination of perennials and self-sowing annuals. Some varieties will bloom the first year; the full mix will appear in the second year..