17 June, 2024

Polly Want A Flower?

Let's celebrate all things that make our pollinators happy!

In our yard, we have:
Thimbleweed, which I think are adorable.
Penstemon or Foxglove Beardtongue, with bee friend
Red Columbine, after flowering, look a bit outer space alien, no?
Spiderwort, with Red-Banded Leafhopper
Spiderwort is named from the super-sicky sap, which is what the Leafhopper is after.
Early Meadow Rue, not yet flowering; those wee leaves are cute!

Pollinators include:
Bees
Bats
Butterflies
Moths
Birds
Beetles
Ants
Flies
Wasps

14 comments:

  1. I am trying to incorporate more pollinator friendly plants in our yard, too...and attempting to root out all kinds of invasive meanies that love our back woodsy area...its a never ending battle, esp against the bittersweet, which isn't the native american ones. They made several trees come down over the years, until I found out why...same with Virginia Creeper...

    You do have some interesting plants!

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  2. Beautiful plants. I was very happy yesterday to see an actual honey bee on one of my orange butterfly plants. Sometimes I have good years when there's lots and sometimes it's only the bumble bees and other miscellaneous bees

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  3. We have left big chunks of our garden, with lots and lots of clover, unmowed for the bees!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  4. Dearest Eastside Cats,
    Since 1997 we have our estate certified as a Backyard Wildlife HABITAT attracting all sorts of wildlife. https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2011/04/our-backyard-wildlife-habitat.html
    The Tradescantia or Spiderwort can be very invasive!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  5. I hope all of the pollenators have a happy day!

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  6. We have lots of things our pollinators love too. It's the right thing to do.

    Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches to the kitties. ♥

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  7. I had some of that pretty white penstamon, but it didn't come back (I think one of that cats actually ended it but...). I do have a hybrid purple one that's pretty spectacular, - but I love the white!

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  8. I think I am seeing more dandelions left to flower than I have in the past. That's a good sign. Mowing can be done after the blooming season.

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  9. I appreciate your educational post and great photos. :D My neighbors seemed intent on killing ground bees one year so I made a large sign proclaiming their benign behavior toward humans and incredible value. And just today I saw a bumper sticker proclaiming, "Give Bees a Chance", which made me giggle. Best wishes, my dear.

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  10. You have a beautiful yard! :) Juno xo

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  11. My hubby is a big fan of no mow May. We have a lot of food for them. XO

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  12. All we have is clover. I wish I had a green thumb and could cultivate more things to attract pollenators. At least we don't spray weed killer.

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