We are starting a unit study on Texas Wildflowers! We began by planting the seeds you see above after soaking them overnight in liquefied seaweed which the nice lady at the gardening center told me would help with germination. (FYI: liquid seaweed... thick, brown, & smelly.) My daughters were thrilled (flowers!), my sons were excited (dirt!) and my house smelled like Galveston, TX (gag!) all morning!
We are using a native wildflower mix of seeds that I had hoped to study a bit first before planting, but we are a little late although the online resources I have found say early spring is still a good time to seed. I also inadvertently threw away the seed packet which listed the variety of flowers we hope to see (whoops!) but the garden center had a few more that I can pick up when we are out and about.
Here are some of the books we will be reading: I also have plans to create a notebook, make a checklist of the ones we want to try to see, do some flower pressing, a few crafts and a lot of nature walks with the camera to capture all the little lovelies we see. Since this is our first official unit study, I would appreciate any other ideas or suggestions!