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Amador Flower Farm & Nursery
Amador Flower Farm & NurseryFriday, April 19th, 2019 at 10:17am
Sisyrinchium macrocephalum, 2’ evergreen perennial, hardy to 15 degrees. Grow in full sun, moderate water, in well-drained soil, then sit back and enjoy the view ... and isn’t it a lovely one?

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Amador Flower Farm & Nursery
Amador Flower Farm & NurseryFriday, April 19th, 2019 at 7:25am
Our gift shop is full of Easter gift ideas: entry mats, Calla lilies, color bowls, soaps, candles, flags, and more! Open daily 9 am - 4 pm 🌼🐣🌸
Amador Flower Farm & Nursery
Amador Flower Farm & NurseryThursday, April 18th, 2019 at 12:52pm
Here's an idea, plant these ready-to-go wildflowers in your backyard or pot them up on your patio for a pop of color! This vibrant mix will also invite VIPollinator friends into your garden, where they can forage for nectar and pollen 🐝🐞🦋 (These will reseed for a spectacular show next year, too!)

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Amador Flower Farm & Nursery
Amador Flower Farm & NurseryWednesday, April 17th, 2019 at 7:16am
Cute little turtle friend at the gift shop today 🐢 No, he’s not for sale 😂 The fun never ends at the farm!
Amador Flower Farm & Nursery
Amador Flower Farm & NurseryWednesday, April 17th, 2019 at 7:00am
Did you know our native flowers and native bees have evolved over time to meet one another's needs 🙂

A perfect example is the bumble bee and Mimulus, or monkey flower. As the native bee crawls inside the monkey flower to collect nectar, it inadvertently gathers pollen on its fuzzy little back. When it moves to a different flower, some of this pollen is left behind on the stigma, fertilizing the egg cells of that plant. These fertilized eggs develop into fruit-containing seeds. Seeds are released and germinate, developing into new plants. Without pollinators like our native bumble bees it would be difficult, if not impossible, for many plants to produce seeds 🌼

Another interesting fact: The monkey flower has a group of colored specks on its lower petal that acts as a landing strip of sorts that bees, with their special "bee vision", see perfectly due to their ability to see ultraviolet colors. These specks lead the bee directly to the food reward ... So cool 🐝

Mimulus in 4" and gallon pots are in stock NOW! Don't wait, these won't last long! Grow the Mimulus pictured in full sun in USDA zones 7-11, for flowers spring through summer. This perennial has an upright habit and grows 24"-36" tall.

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