Save Seeds and Adopt NewButterfliers!!!
Given the sad state of the pollinator world, some of us are seeking ways to help others get started on the road toward re-establishing habitat that is free from pesticides and provides the necessary nectar and host plants needed by our tiny friends. So, I'm asking those of you who have established gardens to allow your blooms to set seed and collect them when they've ripened. Let them dry completely and then bag them up for sharing with those who are trying to begin or improve their gardens to benefit our butterflies and other pollinators.
I haven't thought thru exactly how this would work best. We'll all need to brainstorm about the best way to get seeds distributed for wintersowing or stratification and spring planting. But, the first step is for those who have plants growing to collect as many seeds as possible as they ripen and dry them so they are ready for shipping to new gardens across the country. International trading gets complicated, so we may need to limit this to the US.
Let us know here who's interested in helping, and what seeds you might have.