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« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2011 07:15:03 PM »

When I first saw these I was like omg this is the best idea ever! There are a ton of icky empty lots around campus and I almost ran off to buy some seeds. But thanate does make a good point! "If what you want is to make your surroundings more beautiful, try doing it by putting back some of the ecosystem that belongs there, not tossing around packets of cheap seeds that might be from anywhere!" I don't know how it is everywhere, but I'm going to WVU and in the gardening stores around here I see packets of "WV Wildflowers." I'm assuming this means that they are native and would be okay to bomb those icky lots with!
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« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2011 02:21:00 PM »

I love the heart shapes! So apt.  Cheesy

I've done seed bombing myself, but only with balls, and in a more controlled way, i.e. native plants/flowers dropped in a specific empty lot. You can do some edibles this way too.

I've never thought to do the heart shape, though. It's so perfect - giving back some love to the earth.
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« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2011 11:30:04 AM »

I don't know how it is everywhere, but I'm going to WVU and in the gardening stores around here I see packets of "WV Wildflowers." I'm assuming this means that they are native and would be okay to bomb those icky lots with!

For people in the US, you might want to look into regional wildflower seeds online; I think I'm going to be ordering from Outsidepride.com for the fall, but a quick google search ("maryland wildflower seeds" for me) turned up several other places, too.  Most of what I'm seeing has a 1/4 lb minimum order, which is a bit pricier start-up cost than your dollar store poppies, but should feed your seed bombing habits for as long as the seeds are still viable.  Smiley  I haven't looked, but I'll bet that you could do the same thing for a lot of other countries, too. 

Hope this helps someone!
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