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Jilane Carper – Guest Contributor
Mar 8 @ 4:03 pm
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The Collin County Soil & Water Conservation District is sponsoring a spring wildflower planting program during March, April and May, while supplies last.  One-pound bags of spring Texas native wildflower mix are available for $26 per pound and contain 20 different varieties, including Back-eyed Susan, Butterfly Milkweed, Common Milkweek, various coneflowers, Gayfeather, Lemon Mint, Indian Blanket, Mexican Hat and Greenthread.  Native flowers require less water and maintenance than conventional landscaping flowers and plants and can better withstand our sometimes extreme Texas climate.  Wildflowers also add beauty to the landscape, provide food for wildlife and attract pollinators.

Bags of wildflower seed are available for purchase at the SWCD office, 1404 N. McDonald Street, Suite 100, in McKinney, now through the end of May, or while supplies last.  Please call before you come to schedule an appointment and to make sure the seed is in stock at 972-542-0081 ext. 3. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the USDA Service Center is officially open by appointment only, so please contact us to arrange your purchase and pick up time.  The optimal time to plant these wildflower seeds is before June 1, and seeding instructions are available with purchases. These bags make great Easter and Mother’s Day gifts.  Proceeds from these sales help fund ongoing conservation education programs.

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