Wildflowers Attract Pollinators to Your Gardens: Wonderfully done Christine!!

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Wildflowers Attract Pollinators to Your Gardens

By wildflowers
August 18, 2013

Do you want to attract bees, butterflies, and/or hummingbirds to your garden? The best way to lure pollinators into your garden is to plant things they love. Pollinators love wildflowers. These are a few of my favorites that are loved by pollinators and are easy to grow.

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Aug 17, 2013 8:53 PM CST
I loved all of it, and you explained it so well!!
I hope we will make a few converts to Wildflowers during this exciting week.
Thank you for a lovely article. Hurray!

Beebrush, Aloysia gratissima bees love it and it has a lovely scent.
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Aug 18, 2013 1:10 AM CST
That was great! Many of the pollinators are declining in population, which makes me appreciate them even more!
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 18, 2013 3:44 AM CST
Josephine, that beebrush is beautiful Thumbs up
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 18, 2013 5:58 AM CST
Thank you Vicky, it is a very under utilized large shrub that should be in every pollinator's garden. Smiling

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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Aug 18, 2013 6:29 AM CST
Thank you Jospehine and Linda! Hi again Vic. Smiling

I agree, that bee bush is beautiful! You and Linda both come up with beautiful wildflowers!

I'm really hoping we have some converts, there are so many beautiful wildflowers! and Like Linda said, the pollinators are in decline.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Anna
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canadanna
Aug 18, 2013 7:28 AM CST
Loved the thoughtful article. Good reason to have lots of colors and flower shapes! Hurray!
That is a beautiful beebrush. Thumbs up
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Aug 18, 2013 9:24 AM CST
Thank you Anna. Well, variety is the spice of life for pollinators too. Hilarious!

Boneset and Marsh Flebane near the pond are just starting to bud. They are pollinator magnets and always full of buzzing little insects during the fall months, along with the goldenrod.

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