In January we gave away native Maine seeds, which need a long winter to germinate.  The seeds need to be exposed to the elements, yet protected, so starting the seeds in pots is a good way to ensure successful germination. We gave away Wild Bee-balm (Monarda fistulosa) and New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) purchased from Wild Seed Project, and Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) and Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) collected by volunteers.

We have some seedlings! How about you?

Here are Wild Bee-balm, New England Asters and Butterfly Milkweed seedlings.  In a few weeks, we will transplant them to larger pots.


The vision of Wild Seed Project is “that people create and repopulate landscapes to be abundant with native plants that safeguard wildlife habitat, support biodiversity, and mitigate the effects of climate change.” To learn more about the Wild Seed Project, please visit


We would love to hear how your own wild seed project is going.

Happy Spring!

Pamela and Diana