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Plant Your Own Fall Colors from Seed

As the weather gets chilly and the days are shorter it's time to venture outdoors and enjoy the fall color. So, why do leaves change their color? Deciduous trees adapt to harsh winters by discontinuing the production of chlorophyll, the main ingredient in a plant that turns sunlight into glucose and feeds the trees resulting in green-colored leaves.

When is the Best Time to Plant Wildflower Seeds?

Spring is the optimal time to plant a wildflower garden, when the threat of frost is past and above 55°F, with annuals and perennials. The Fall is also an option to put perennials in the ground for early spring plants.

Landscaping with Wildflowers for Natural Beauty

Wildflowers are a species of flower that will grow and reproduce on their own. They are hardy plants that tolerate poor soils. Planting these blooms in a backyard garden creates a perfect environment to attract pollinators.

The Best of Bonsai Seeds

Bonsai is an art form that has been around for almost 2,000 years. Taking care of bonsai trees is a fun and relaxing hobby. 

Seed Collecting Time of Year

At Sheffield’s Seed, we are always searching the globe for seed sources.

The Most Colorful Time of The Year

The Fall color appears in the leaves with less energy from the sun, the chlorophyll breaks down...

What is going on with our Coniferous Forests?

Coniferous trees are classified by seed produced in cones.

What do You Know About the Trees in Your Neighborhood ?

Benefits of the Street Trees in Your Neighborhood, Street trees are valuable additions to urban, suburban and rural landscapes.

Tips for Growing Black Walnut Tree Seed

Black Walnut seeds can be sown in the ground either in a seed bed, with about 20-25 viable seeds/square foot.
or where you eventually want the tree to grow. (preferred if possible)

First Aid in the Garden with Medicinal Herbs

Fresh herbs reward us with abundant favors, stimulating scents and inspiring green landscapes. Medicinal Herb Seeds can be grown in pots or gardens. New to Gardening?

Starting Seed in the Winter

Although natural germination is the best way to start most tree seeds, horticulturalists have consistent results by assisting winter growing with various techniques to mimic nature.

Fruit Trees for Small Spaces like Urban Gardens

Is my garden too small for a tree? Probably not! You just need to pick the right tree for the job. Even a Bonsai in a pot will work if you have very limited space.

Migratory Pollination with Traveling Bee

Did you know bees have pollinated our agricultural crops since ancient times!

Planting Seed for the Bees

The single most important thing you can do for the bees, plant a bee garden.

My Seeds have been Sitting Around for A While Are they Still Good? Maintaining Seed Viability

Non-viable seeds are often the cause of failure during sowing. There are many causes of poor viability. - A seed may never have been viable in the first place.

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