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Jilane Carper – Guest Contributor
Sep 5 @ 9:38 am
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The Collin County Soil & Water Conservation District is sponsoring a fall wildflower planting program during September and October.  One-pound bags of scarified Texas Bluebonnet seed are available for purchase for $22 per pound.  One-pound bags of Fall Texas native wildflower mix are available for $24 per pound and contain 16 different varieties, including Back-eyed Susan, coneflowers, coreopsis, Indian Blanket, Mexican Hat and Lemon Mint.  Because of the abundance of wildflower seed available for harvest this past season, this is some of the best prices for seed in several years.  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 and provide food for wildlife.  Get yours now, while supplies last!

Wildflower seed packages are available for purchase at the District office, 1404 N. McDonald Street, Suite 100, in McKinney, now thru October.  Please call before you come to make sure the seed is in stock 972-542-0081 ext. 3.  September and October are the optimal times to plant these wildflowers, and seeding instructions are available with purchases.

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