Most won't Occupy Wall Street. But will we finally Occupy Home and the lands we sit upon? Will we ever become native to this place? Even a city lot becomes priceless and precious living land when considering our accumulative footprint. Take a look at the outside of us. Forty-four million acres of American lawn - most of them the kind that's only looked at, but almost never really occupied. We are at a serious crossroads. A decision point is upon us. Just ripe for change that can make real and lasting differences. Time has arrived in the city and country to make paradigm shifts in how we connect to outdoor living spaces. Our staff invite you to explore the full pallet of native wildflowers, grasses, unique conservancy species and mixes. Native American Seed is committed to preventing the spread of invasives.
Vibrant Outdoor Living Spaces
Our surroundings are deeply important to who we are. To love our place, we have to understand it. And to understand our surroundings, we have to get out there in them frequently. This is not something you can view through the windshield at 60 mph. To really know and love one's place, you have to kick up your heels and jump into it with the eyes of a child and the spunk of a puppy. Seize the opportunity. Touch the earth. It will put you smack-dab in the middle of an ecosystem. Knowing what propels native plants to survive and thrive helps draw connections to the spirit of endurance. In these challenging times of relentless heat, drought, bitter cold and raging floods... there is a place to find abundant hope.
Like art, land makes lasting imprints on people's feelings. The land can build people’s character. Stories can be interpreted and a million conclusions can be arrived at... without traveling anywhere but out your own back door. It's really not about what you're looking at that matters. It's only about what you see.
Recovery of the Land
Impacted landowners stricken by drought, wildfire, cedar and right-of-way clearing will benefit by protecting their land resource. A couple million acres have burned in Texas. Not all these areas require reseeding with Scorched Earth Recovery Mix or Southeast Recovery Mix. Focus on identifying erosion prone areas that burned so hot where the dormant seeds in the soil have been killed. Please note, reseeding should be used as a tool in combination with other erosion control methods.
Need extra erosion control? Check out these Erosion Control Blankets. Native American Seed is working towards a regularly updated wildfire reference guide webpage with helpful information. We are in coordination with several community and government organizations and will do our best to relay accurate and beneficial guidance.
Holiday Gift Kits
If I could for Christmas,
I would give you a field of wildflowers
complete with butterflies and hummingbirds.
and too, I’d give a tallgrass prairie endless
with buffalo cows grazing with their calves.
beyond the prairie,
I would give you a special place
where pure water springs forth...
for you now
and for your children’s children into the future.
the life-giving water would cascade down
the limestones with a cleansing sound
that soothes your mind.
where the water flows down to the river
there is a dense protective forest.
the bird in the palm of your hand,
he lives there.
I know of no other gft more worthy to give
All native songbirds depend on a supply of insects to feed their young. And those insects depend on the native plants. They are all connected to the land. The native insects do not function or connect to most of the imported alien plants found in the conventional lawn or the so-called "improved grasses" out in the countryside. If we choose to re-connect to our outdoor living spaces with the diversity of native plants and grasses, many benefits will return to the land. Benefits to many sqecies, but to the humans too. Photo above of Painted Bunting in Texas Cupgrass.
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