Pollinator Introduction Kit
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Pollinator Introduction Kit

$83.00 $65.00



Save over 20% by purchasing these 4 items as kit + FREE SHIPPING!  We are offering this kit to help you create an environment that will be pollinator-friendly for years to come. MAKES A GREAT GIFT!
Included in the Pollinator Introduction Kit:

NEW! Prairie in Progress sign -  This 9“ x 12” sign is the perfect addition to a new native planting with the added benefit of educating passersby. It is a 4mm PVC plastic sign that is durable indoor/outdoor, best suited for 3-5 years.  It has a UV-resistant matte finish so will not fade. It is made in the Midwest using U.S. materials, with rounded corners and pre-drilled holes for easy installation.

Pollinator-Palooza Seed Mix, 1000 sq ft - We designed this seed mix in cooperation with the "Bring Back the Pollinators" campaign of the non-profit Xerces Society. To introduce more pollinator-friendly plant diversity, this uniquely diverse, 100% North American native mix includes species that produce not only nectar but the habitat that pollinators require for survival.  This shortgrass mix boasts grasses and most wildflowers at 3', with some flowers reaching 5' at maturity and full bloom.  Bloom times progress spring through fall.  It is for full to part sun and medium soils.  Although some of the native plants in this seed mix have ranges that extend beyond zones 3-7,  the majority will do best in this zone range.  For more detailed information please see the RANGE MAP for each species.  Pollinator-Palooza's blend of flowers and grasses will be equally appealing to humans and insects. Native seed mix 3-year establishment plan should be followed for success.  A pamphlet on how to hand-sow our seed mixes is included.

Native Bee Nesting Shelter with tubes - This Native Bee Nesting House is made in the US.  It measures 8" long x 2" tall x 2" wide, and includes 15 closed-end natural reed and cardboard nesting tubes.  The tubes are 6" long in a range of diameters to accommodate a variety of large and small native bee species. Tubes should be replaced after 2 years.  Refill tubes are available.  A pre-cut screw mounting hole is in the back of the bee shelter for mounting on standard screw sizes.  The dark green color blends well with the environment.  All native nesting shelters are important, but other creations, such as drilled blocks of wood, do not allow you to inspect your bee's health. The sturdy plastic is recyclable where PVC is accepted. This house is a viable nesting site for native bees, and will quickly become a fixture of education and enjoyment for many years. Each order comes with a detailed Instructions pamphlet (download the pdf).

NEW! Native Plant-Insect Interactions Guide - Heather Holm, author of Pollinators of Native Plants and Bees has helped us compile this guide to show native plant & insect relationships. Whether you are hoping to attract gentle solitary bees to pollinate your food crops, or bring in more butterflies & hummingbirds to observe near your home, this guide will help you choose the right native plants.

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*PLEASE NOTE: we are a mail order nursery and have no retail facilities, but you may pick up your order if prior arrangements are made. Pick up orders are subject to 7.375% MN Sales Tax.

Shipping & Handling Charges

TOOL SHED and BOOKS have the shipping fee included in the cost of the item. In other words, they SHIP FREE!

Shipping Season

SEED, TOOLS and BOOKS are sent year-round. Most orders ship within a day or two upon receipt.

Delivery

We ship using USPS, UPS and Spee Dee.

FOR MORE DETAILED SHIPPING INFORMATION, INCLUDING CANADA SHIPPING RATES (SEED ONLY), PLEASE SEE 'SHIPPING' AT THE FOOTER OF THIS WEBSITE.

iDetails

Sun Exposure
Full, Partial
Soil Moisture
Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Advantages
USDA Zones
3-7
Catalog Number
POLINT