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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:22 am 
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A friend of mine has an area behind his house that he wants to fill with native grasses and wildflowers. He does not plan to water this area. Any ideas on the best places to buy native grass seed? Things like bluestem, inland sea oats, etc?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:28 am 
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Check your County Extension Service. Here in Parker County, they sell various trees, grass seed & wildflower seed. Prices are very reasonable.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:10 am 
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This is my favorite source..

http://www.seedsource.com/

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:19 pm 
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seedsource.com is great! This may be of interest as well:

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Douglas King Seed in San Antonio has a great selection. www.dkseeds.com/


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Here's an idea your friend may want to consider. Have y'all heard of seedballs? I just learned of it and am going to use them to do my alley strip with wildflowers. Basically you just mix the seed with powdered red clay and water, roll it into balls and scatter them and let nature take over. Here are a site I found
http://www.pathtofreedom.com/pathprojec ... alls.shtml


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