The Landscape Advisory Commission recently donated several species of native seeds to the seed library located in Riverside Library. Some of the donated seeds include common milkweed, butterfly weed, columbine, prairie dropseed, tall bellflower, royal catchfly, blue false indigo, common ironweed, Joe Pye weed, Northern sea oats, late figwort and Southern blue flag iris. Residents are welcome to browse the seed selection and take seeds home to grow in their garden.
Since the bulk of native seeds need to go through a winter (stratification), the next month or so is the best time to sow seeds. For the most part, the seeds can be placed on top of or barely into the soil. Watch this short video for an alternative method to sowing seeds in the ground.