Wildflower resources in Western MA

frank_10b(10B subtropical)July 7, 2006

What are the best wild flowers for W. MA near springfield? Does the Dept of Transportation offer any free seeds? Do towns and townships force you to mow them down? Are there any gardening groups for the area? I knew of the DOT program that use to give away free seeds for the area, does it still operate?

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ahughes798(z5 IL)

Try this: www.newfs.org

    Bookmark   July 7, 2006 at 11:44PM
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frank_10b(10B subtropical)

thanks!!
wrote to them but never responded and one email came back returned. Are they still active? Any local groups? Anyone know of DOT programs etc?

    Bookmark   July 8, 2006 at 12:08PM
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ahughes798(z5 IL)

Yes, they're still active. don't know why they didn't respond. You could also check out The Wild Ones at www.for-wild.com, there may be a chapter in your area. DOT programs usually have a lot of non-native invasives in their seed mixes...like crown vetch and dame's rocket, for instance.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2006 at 6:57PM
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