Changingis at the center of being innovative.
Here's a glimpse ofbvsactivities that drive forward our
1. Adding Customer valueto our seed mix continues
to be a high priority.
For instance,bvsunderstands that solving one 0f the
customer's toughest problems is maintenance. We want
you to leave your mark on the earth in a beautiful way,
but without countless hours of exhausting labor.
2. Educationis a essential for changing hearts and
minds to save native species from extinction.
bvshas conducted numerous presentations to groups
within a fifty-five mile radius in the past years.
3. Researchdrives us to higher levels of performance.
We research how butterflies interact and respond to
various prairie wildflower plants.
Our prairie wildflowers are observed to note the
particular characteristics of each species.
Another realm of our R&D study is focused on
bvshas made the support of Bumble Bees a special
quest. Populationsin the Midwesthave been
devastated. Yet, at Broad View Garden therehave been
up to sevenspecies sightedsome years. We aim to
increase those numbers and sustain the several species at
the Garden. We do this simply because we are just so
very fond of Bumble Bees.
However, in 2017 only two species were identified at our
garden. We can only theorize as to why. Perhaps, crop
insecticide spraying was more wide spread in the
vicinity. Another guess is that the formula potency for
insecticide was revved up.
We are striving to build a more favored Bumble Bee landscape. Yet, this may be in vain if chemicals are
applied in such a manner to annihilate all the local
Bumble bee species.
4. Expansionof native wildflowers is adding
opportunities for both pollinator and song bird success.
One notable result, week after week in October and
through the winters of 2014-2016, the numbers of seed
eating birds at Broad View Garden were a great many
more than in previous years. So many that one heard a
chorus sound of musical chirps even in the depths of
Agreat feeling of gratitude comeswhenamong the
multitudes of life ata prairiewildflower garden.