Pollinator Project

Hello everyone! Thank you for taking the time to check out our Pollinator Project & Contest. This project is being sponsored by Union County, Indiana Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). Union County, SWCD is sending out by mail packets of wildflower seeds for pollinators, a marking stick that you and/or children can decorate, and an information booklet from USDA on pollinators. (You can see what comes in the packet below in the picture.) We have three varieties of wildflowers that you can choose from. All flower seeds in the mixtures are non-invasive species. The packets you receive will contain seed, mulch, and fertilizer. Do not use herbicides weeks before or after planting. Preparing the soil, you need to rake the area to remove thatch, dead grass, and debris. Second step is to apply the seed packet to the prepared soil. Each packet will cover a 3 foot by 3 foot area. Next water the area with a watering can or with a watering hose with the nozzle set to mist. For best results plant when there is no danger of frost and soil continuously maintains a temperature above 60 degrees.Union  County, SWCD is sponsoring contest(s) for the Best Designed Wildflower Marker and/or Photo Contest for Best Grown Wildflowers.  Please submit photo(s) of designed marker and wildflowers through e-mail with the subject line Contest to contact@ucinswcd.org. Each winner will receive a $15 dollar Amazon card. * Contest for Best Design Wildflower Marker ends June 22, 2020. Contest for Best Wildflower Garden ends October 30, 2020.

Wildflower Perennial Mix requires at least 6 hours of sunlight and contains the following flower species: Siberian Wallflower, Lance Leaved Coreopsis, Sweet William Pinks. Blue Flax, Oriental Columbine, Dwarf Columbine, Shasta Daisy, Fringed Pinks, Purple  Coneflower,  Blanketflower, Mexican Hat, and Black Eye Susan.

Wildflower Aromatic Mix is a blend of annuals and perennials containing the following flowers species: Four O’clocks,  Chinese Forget Me Not, Siberian Wallflower, Annual Candytuft, Tall White Sweet Alyssum, Virginia Stock, Corn Poppy, Sweet Magnonette, Chinese Pinks, Sweet Sultan, and Evening Scented Stock.

Wildflower Shady Mix is a blend of annuals and perennials containing the following flower species: Chinese Forget Me Not, Annual Baby’s Breath, Annual Candytuft, Sweet William Pinks, Lance Leave Coreopsis, Purple Coneflower,  Alaska Shasta Daisy, Clarkia, Tall White Sweet Alyssum, Baby Blue Eyes,  Corn Poppy, Forget Me Not,  and Johnny Jump Up.

The Pollinator Project is now closed for this year except for the Best Designed Wildflower Marker ending June 22, 2020 and the Photo Contest for the Best Wildflower Garden ending October 30, 2020.  Thank you for participating!


Union County, Indiana Soil and Water Conservation District is not liable for allergic reactions to flowers and/or materials in packets. Union County, Indiana SWCD is not liable if packets and/or grown flowers are consumed by humans or pets resulting in the need of medical assistance and/or death.

*Photos received/submitted for the contest Best Design Wildflower Marker and Best Photo of Grown Wildflower will become property of Union County, Indiana Soil and Water Conservation District will be able to use the photo(s)  in  public publications. Photo Credit will be given to the photographer if photo is used.