Wildflowers forum: National Pollinator Week - June 16-22, 2014

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jun 13, 2014 5:53 AM CST
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jun 13, 2014 6:48 AM CST

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We need to encourage pollinators they are very scarce this year here in Texas. Smiling
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jun 13, 2014 8:11 AM CST
The weather has been rather brutal this past winter. I can't tell yet how many we will have. I'm seeing some bees and some butterflies although not as many as usual - or so it seems. No hummingbirds at all yet. Crying
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jun 18, 2014 6:24 PM CST

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I was encouraged when I found lots of pollinators on the native plants, even though there are very few in my garden. I've been hand pollinating my summer squash! Blinking Hilarious! Just when I was wondering where all the bees are, I took a walk out in our back meadow and there they were, a swarm of honey bees on the winged sumac!! I didn't have my camera with me but when I went back today, not so many bees as there were butterflies. Earlier this spring, many bees were on the blackberry blossoms and the farkleberries, although a few did come visit my peach and plum trees.

I think people also need to be encouraged to preserve and grow native wildflowers.

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May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jun 18, 2014 9:37 PM CST

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You are so right Christine Smiling
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jun 19, 2014 6:12 AM CST
Yes indeed. Most of what I plant are natives.
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Jun 19, 2014 8:31 AM CST
I agree
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 16, 2014 8:14 AM CST
I agree too!
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Gleni
Jul 17, 2014 7:58 AM CST
I agree
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jmorth
Jul 17, 2014 8:43 AM CST
Nice Hairstreak Christine.

I too have quite a few wildflowers in the garden, they often pose a problem w/ their tendency to be invasive, but it's worth the trouble as they attract so many pollinators which give me pleasure to view and photograph.

Thanks Tee for bringing that to our attention.

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