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 These recyclable plantable greeting cards have natural wildflower seeds in the embroidered attachment on them. Planting instructions are on the back of the card. The first option reads: thank you in many languages on the outside, and on the inside they say "you make the world a better place"  the other reads: "Infinite Goodness has Such Wide Arms -Dante"; and inside it simply reads "thank you". Could make a pretty heart warming gift.

  • Handmade letterpressed attachment embedded with natural wildflower seeds
  • 100% Post Consumer Recycled seedpaper attachment
  • Paper made with renewable green energy
  • Paper produced elemental chlorine free

      • 50% Recycled card (min. 15% post consumer)

    • Printed with soy based inks in the USA

    • 100% post consumer recycled seed paper with natural wildflower seeds

    • The seeds included are: Sweet William Pinks, Rocket Larkspur, Candytuft, Baby Blue Eyes, Corn Poppy, Forget-Me-Not, Wallflower, Columbine, Zinnia, Lemon Mint, Five Spot, Catchfly, English Daisy, Sweet Alyssum, Spurred Snapdragon, Black Eyed Susan

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"The term pollinator decline refers to the reduction in abundance of pollinators in many ecosystems worldwide during the end of the twentieth century.

Pollinators participate in sexual reproduction of many plants, by ensuring cross-pollination, essential for some species, or a major factor in ensuring genetic diversity for others. Since plants are the primary food source for animals, the reduction of one of the primary pollination agents, or even their possible disappearance, has raised concern, and the conservation of pollinators has become part of biodiversity conservation efforts."

"The value of bee pollination in human nutrition and food for wildlife is immense and difficult to quantify."

"The steady increase in beekeeper migration (for pollination service on agricultural crops) has masked the issue of pollinator decline from much public awareness, however sudden blocks to such migration could have catastrophic results on the global food supply.[citation needed]

There are international initiatives (e.g. the International Pollinator Initiative (IPI)) that highlight the need for public participation and awareness of pollinator, such as bees, conservation [3] "


"Possible explanations

Pesticide misuse

Two studies have linked neonicotinoid pesticide exposure to bee health decline.[4][5] These two studies, one French, one British, add to a growing body of scientific literature and strengthen the case for removing pesticides toxic to bees from the market. The French study shows that pesticides interfere with honey bee brains, affecting their ability to navigate. The British research finds that pesticides prevent bumble bees from collecting enough food to produce new queens. These studies were released on the heels of an emergency legal petition by beekeepers and environmental groups, that calls for the banning of the bee-killing pesticide clothianidin."


"On March 21, 2012, commercial beekeepers and environmental organizations filed an emergency legal petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend use of clothianidin, urging the agency to adopt safeguards. The legal petition is supported by over one million citizen petition signatures, targets the pesticide for its harmful impacts on honey bees. The legal petition points to the fact that the EPA failed to follow its own regulations. EPA granted a conditional, or temporary, registration to clothianidin in 2003 without a required field study establishing that the pesticide would have no “unreasonable adverse effects” on pollinators. Granting conditional registration was contingent upon the subsequent submission of an acceptable field study, but this requirement has not been met. EPA continues to allow the use of clothianidin nine years after acknowledging that it had an insufficient legal basis for initially allowing its use. Additionally, the product labels on pesticides containing clothianidin are inadequate to prevent excessive damage to non-target organisms, which is a second violation of the requirements for using a pesticide and further warrants removing all such mislabeled pesticides from use.

It is a label violation to apply most insecticides on crops during bloom, or to allow the pesticide to drift to blooming weeds that bees are visiting. Yet such applications are frequently done, with little enforcement of the bee protection directions.[citation needed] Pesticide misuse has driven beekeepers out of business, but can affect native wild bees even more, because they have no human to move or protect them.[citation needed]

Bumblebee populations are in jeopardy in cotton-growing areas, since they are dosed repeatedly when pesticide applicators apply insecticides on blooming cotton fields while the bees are foraging.[citation needed]

Widespread aerial applications for mosquitoes, med-flies, grasshoppers, gypsy moths and other insects leave no islands of safety where wild insect pollinators can reproduce and repopulate. One such program can reduce or endanger pollinator populations for several years.[citation needed]

Many homeowners feel that dandelions and clover are weeds, that lawns should only be grass, and that they should be highly treated with pesticides.[citation needed] This makes a hostile environment for bees, butterflies and other pollinators.[citation needed] "


"Loss of habitat and forage

The push to remove hedgerows and other "unproductive" land in some farm areas removes habitat and homes for wild bees. Large tractor mounted rotary mowers may make farms and roadsides look neater, but they remove bee habitat at the same time. Old crops such as sweet clover and buckwheat, which were very good for bees have been disappearing. Urban and suburban development pave or build over former areas of pollinator habitat.

Clear cut logging, especially when mixed forests are replaced by uniform age pine planting, causes serious loss of pollinators, by removing hardwood bloom that feeds bees early in the season, and by removing hollow trees used by feral honey bees, and dead stubs used by many solitary bees."


"Nectar corridors

Migratory pollinators require a continuous supply of nectar sources to gain their energy requirements for the migration. In some areas development or agriculture has disrupted and broken up these traditional corridors, and the pollinators have to find alternative routes or discontinue migration. A good example is the endangered lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris curasoae) which was formerly the main pollinator of a number of cactus species in southwestern United States. Its numbers have severely declined, in part due to disruption of the nectar corridors that it formerly followed. Other migratory pollinators include monarch butterflies and some hummingbirds."


"Hive destruction

Bees are often viewed negatively by homeowners and other property owners. A search for "carpenter bees" on the Internet primarily yields information on removal rather than information regarding bees in a positive light. Recent hysteria regarding [Africanized bee|killer bees] has contributed to these views.[citation needed] Beekeepers find increased vandalism of their hives, more difficulty in finding locations for bee yards, and more people inclined to sue the local beekeeper if they are stung, even if it is by a yellow jacket.[citation needed]

Light pollution

Increasing use of outside artificial lights, which interfere with the navigational ability of many moth species, and is suspected of interference with migratory birds may also impact pollination. Moths are important pollinators of night blooming flowers and moth disorientation may reduce or eliminate the plants ability to reproduce, thus leading to long term ecological effects.[citation needed] This is a new field and this environmental issue needs further study."


"The structure of plant-pollinator networks

Wild pollinators often visit a large number of plant species and plants are visited by a large number of pollinator species. All these relations together form a network of interactions between plants and pollinators. Surprising similarities were found in the structure of networks consisting out of the interactions between plants and pollinators. This structure was found to be similar in very different ecosystems on different continents, consisting of entirely different species.[8]

The structure of plant-pollinator networks may have large consequences for the way in which pollinator communities respond to increasingly harsh conditions. Mathematical models, examining the consequences of this network structure for the stability of pollinator communities suggest that the specific way in which plant-pollinator networks are organized minimizes competition between pollinators[9] and may even lead to strong indirect facilitation between pollinators when conditions are harsh.[10] This makes that pollinator species together can survive under harsh conditions. But it also means that pollinator species collapse simultaneously when conditions pass a critical point. This simultaneous collapse occurs, because pollinator species depend on each other when surviving under difficult conditions.[10]

Such a community-wide collapse, involving many pollinator species, can occur suddenly when increasingly harsh conditions pass a critical point and recovery from such a collapse might not be easy. The improvement in conditions needed for pollinators to recover, could be substantially larger than the improvement needed to return to conditions at which the pollinator community collapsed.[10]  "


"Conservation and restoration efforts

Efforts are being made to sustain pollinator diversity in agro and natural eco-systems by some environmental groups. Prairie restoration, establishment of wildlife preserves, and encouragement of diverse wildlife landscaping rather than mono culture lawns, are examples of ways to help pollinators."


And finally, some more detailed planting instructions:  You can plant them in the fall but a spring frost might kill them, and you can plant them in the summer if it's cool and not dry, but sometimes the best time to plant them is in the spring after the danger of frost passes. Pick a sunny area where the grass naturally grows that does not have soggy soil. Next, clear your area by tilling and laying down a non-leeching/ polluting board or tarp down to kill the competition. Lift the board back up after the land is prepared and plant the card slightly under the surface of the soil. For more dispersal you can rip the embroidered attachment up and spread it over an area; if you do this walk over the pieces a few times to work them into the soil. They are wildflowers so they're not used to a lot of fertilizer. Just let them do their natural thing and dont use nasty high nitrogen stuff. Water them once and a while if they are too dry and if you choose to mow the area do it with the blade up high. Mowing in the fall can disperse seeds produced by the flowers. These seeds are not sterile so they can be able to reproduce more flowers generation after generation.


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