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Old 07-24-2014, 10:53 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by EllenW View Post
Several years ago I planted non native annual seeds. They reseeded and grew the next year. I never thought about planting annual native seeds. I don't have anywhere to plant seeds indoors to start plants. That might be a good alternative to plant native annual seeds. I have tried planting perennial seeds outside and none of them have grown. Seeds are so much less expensive than plants.
Jewelweed would be a good one to try...and fun too--the seed pods explode. If you can find a local population, just collect some seed and sprinkle it in a spot that is on the moister side. They will come up on their own in the spring...and they are attractive to hummingbirds.
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