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Old 03-29-2009, 02:11 PM   #101
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Are you anywhere close to here:
Project Native
They will have vendors selling native plants.

Two Audubon Native Plant sales in your area:
Moose Hill | Mass Audubon | Nature Connection
Moose Hill | Mass Audubon | Nature Connection

This would be a rock solid resource for you to get native plant seed for your grandma:
Buy Wildflower Seeds 2009 — New England Wild Flower Society
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:37 PM   #102
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American Meadows appears to be attempting to counter complaints they may be receiving regarding the irresponsible mixes of seeds they are selling at unconscionable profits-
They have provided all visitors to their site with their answer to what a wildflower is.
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By expert estimates, there are over 20,000 species of flowering plants in North America, belonging to about 300 different families. Those that grow in the wild or on their own, without cultivation, are called wildflowers. Wildflowers indigenous to the continent are called “natives”. Others, which may be quite common, but not indigenous, have been introduced from some other part of the world and are referred to as “naturalized.” Both types share one common distinction: They are equipped to grow on their own in nature.
What is a Wildflower? - Wildflower Facts - Guide to Wildflowers

This is so incredibly sad for wildlife that they continue to sell species of plants that are harmful to the environment.
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What it boils down to for me is that we can’t keep treating our planet as if it is a chemistry beaker. We're doing an experiment in the beaker, and we don't really know what the result is going to be. Big problem- the earth is our only beaker.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:52 AM   #103
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This company is like herpes... they're the gift that's going to go on giving... and giving... and giving... and giving for the next century with all the crap they're selling to people as "widlflowers". People are buying from their American Meadows mixes like popcorn because they think their mixes are all native plants that are beneficial to wildlife.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:05 AM   #104
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What an interesting comparison. I like it.
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:00 AM   #105
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Thank you. Thank you veddy veddy much.
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