This post comes directly from Marcie Cuff's blog Mossymossy.com. Marcie wrote "This Book Was a Tree," my favorite book about exploring nature with kids.Seed bombs are magical little nuggets of clay, compost and native seeds used to surreptitiously improve areas youre unable to reach. To determine native species in your area, ask a smart friend, or visit the Native Plant Database. My family and I live in the Northeastern U.S., and our seed bombs include (among other seeds) eastern red columbine, red milkweed, butterfly weed, New England aster, joe pye weed, lanceleaf coreopsis, blazing star, wild bergamot, sweet coneflower and rigid goldenrod. Select low-maintenance drought-tolerant native species that can thrive with intermittent care. As mentioned previously, choose seeds wisely. You certainly do not want to select invasive species that will threaten biodiversity. Consider species that create habitats for other native critters like butterflies and birds. To determine your soil type, do the squeeze test: take a handful of moist (but not wet) soil and give it a firm squeeze. Most likely, one of three things will happen:
Dont judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. A.A. Milne Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy. Shel Silverstein The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Roald Dahl Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. A.A. Milne Small as a peanut, big as a giant, were all the same size when we turn off the light. Shel SilversteinOnce you have perfected the seed bomb, you may get the urge to branch out and attempt other small-scale unlawful acts. Do not mention my name during your interrogation! Now, Joanie or Johnny Appleseed, plant something already!
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