TYLER, Texas — Can you believe we are halfway through autumn already? Before winter arrives and the ground hardens up, Smith County Master Gardener Debbie Watkins explains what seeds to plant now.
"We're going to talk about at a recommended hummingbird and butterfly mix and then also look at some seeds that are in the heritage rose garden," said Watkins
Some seeds that pollinators enjoy in the spring include:
- Black Eyed Susan
- Indian Blanket
- Standing Cypress
- Scarlet Sage
- Turks Cap
A list of flowers you can find in the Heritage Rose Garden this spring include:
- Texas Bluebonnet
"There are a lot of advantages to using seeds instead of plants," said Watkins. "First they're really cheap. They are also fun to collect them and share them with your friends."
To plant salvia seeds, Watkins suggests spreading them into a smooth layer and keeping the ground moist so the seeds don't dry out.
"They want to have contact with the soil but they do not want to be buried under the soil," said Watkins
For more information on types of seed mixes, growing tips, where to buy seeds and other sources visit the Aggie Horticultural page.