MURRELLS INLET, SC (WBTW) – Since 1931, the gardens of Brooklyn have dominated the art of combining man-made and natural. During its 90th anniversary, the gardens are in full bloom. Especially wild flowers.
“At the end of winter, early spring, we planted about three hectares of wildflowers in our arborte,” said Catherine Row, vice president of horticulture in Brooklyn. We thought it would be an exciting change, as well as an important change for our ecosystem to plant these wildflowers.
Row says that while it was an exciting project to change the look and feel of the arbor, it was more than just jewelry.
“Our wildflowers expand in this direction and a little in that direction, and again they attract pollen and wildlife in these important ecosystems,” Rowe said. It is also a pleasure to walk and see our visitors.
Wildflowers are more attractive than humans, but so are pollen. Birds, bees, bats, butterflies, and even beetles help reproduce plants among many other animals. According to the Pollen Partnership, pollen grains produce one in three bites that we eat.
“We have a lot of pollen here in Brooklyn, and we try to encourage pollen gardens, flower areas, and indigenous peoples,” says Rowe. Here on these large slides we can attract various insects, bees, all kinds of pollen, birds, bats to nectar, seeds, cover.
In addition to being a wonderful display and production of pollen, there are many good things that can be easily installed to protect these simple displays.
“It was a wonderful experience to see this area alive,” says Rowe.
The current photo exhibition “Wild Bees” is also on display in Brookings Gardens. The collection shows American bees close and private.