Everyone wants to be superhuman. Whether we are jumping over tall buildings to the same limit, swinging enemies with strong arms or swinging bridges, we all want to be champions of the planet in our own way. Fortunately for gardeners, surrendering to the planet is in the middle of what we do. And with a few key choices, we can make even more money for our gardening superheroes.
These days we see large, indigenous, rich pollen fields popping up everywhere. We completed a four-year process at the Yew Del Botanical Gardens, recently replaced by a magnificent native grass and wildflowers with four hectares of invasive, exotic, Jonson grass and twigs. And the response from Hummingbird, butterflies, beetles and finches – from the less appreciated pollen beetles, flies, and so on.
But you don’t have to measure your yard per hectare to help with our most important local pollen. Even a small plot of a few key species can do the trick. And sometimes, contrary to popular belief, it should not look like a soybean field suitable for pollen. It can be grown in any size and style garden, providing suitable, supportive mix of suitable varieties.
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So here is a list of some of the best options with a wide range of adaptations.
Dairy products (Scleptia species)
Milk chicks are always highly valued because they are a popular food source for royal butterfly larvae. This variety of plants, annual and tropical areas include the most difficult and enduring choices that support larvae and adult pollen. Butterfly milk (A. tuberosa) In June, it is the first to grow joyful orange and red flowers on plants up to 2 feet tall. But over time, the normal milk production (A. Syriac) Advises 6-foot-tall bold / rough leaves with purple / pink flowers that attract long pollen. And if wet soil is your thing, swamp dairy products (A. incarnata) Come in bright pink and clear white.
Beekeepers (Monarda species and hybrids)
The bees you want to attract and the hummingbirds n bees are a must. In addition to the seed supply there, they range in height from one foot to five feet. Flowers range from deep wine to fire red, pink and lavender. They love warmth, produce wonderfully fragrant leaves, and grow wherever there is plenty of sun. In a nearby garden, they may be slightly smaller than the system: the leaf may be covered with powdery mildew for a number of years. But a severe harvest will allow new, very fresh leaves and flowers to close in time.
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Coneflowers (Echinacea species and hybrids)
In the title of the Confederate (E. purpurea), This group also includes yellow-flowered species (E. paradoxa) And the lesser known but equally useful species as well as some eye-stirring compounds. Growing up to 2-3 feet tall and happy in tropical, sunny places, the purple conifers produce bright purple and magenta flowers with yellow centers. And in the summer they serve a long flowering list and provide seeds that help the finches in the long winter.
Many types of ornaments today are available in a variety of colors, from cherry-red to orange-yellow and double-flowered. But while they are attractive plants and some produce useful nectar during the summer, most are barren so they do not produce any seeds. They can also be short-lived.
Black Eye Sussex – or other cones (Rudbeckia species)
This group is the most popular R. Fulgada ‘Goldstrum’ In the garden all summer flower magic is a 2 foot tall mound. But the list goes on and on. One of our favorites in the Yeo del Plant GardensR. maxima) Grows 6-8 feet tall with a number of bright blue-green leaves and many, small yellow containers on upright stems. Reflective Confulov (Rudbeckia Nitida) It is a large, courageous, animal that grows to more than 6 feet tall and grows bright green leaves and summer yellow flowers in mid-summer.
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Iron Weed (Vernonia species)
Known to many as the invaders of the old, abandoned fields, these are becoming popular for their beautiful violet flowers and stunning textures in the garden. The thin thread ()V. lettermannii) It has become one of my favorite delicacies for both leaf texture and flowering. It grows to about 18 inches in height and is surrounded by beautiful, deep green leaves that are attractive all summer long. Then, in August, those beautiful domes are covered with tiny violet flowers that attract a large number of butterflies.
At the other end of the spectrum is the giant New York weed (V. noveboracensis) Places those same violet flowers on stems 7-9 feet high. They add a little bit of architecture to the field or garden and never fail to garner ideas and praise.
So there you have it, the list of indigenous plants you need to get started in the right direction for summer pollen planting at home. And because Wonder Woman and Spider-Man are busy chasing thieves and robbers, we can all take off our Legra Garden clothes and do our part!
Paul Capielo is CEO of Ye del Plant Road, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, yewdellgardens.org.
If you go
Hand Raising Monarch Butterflies
WhatLearn about the life cycle of royal butterflies and pick up a kit to raise and release your own royal.
Where: Yew Dell Plants Gardens, 6220 Old Lagaran Road
WhenAug. 17, 6-7:30 p.m.
Price: $ 45 / $ 55 Yew Dell Members / Non-Members
Finding birds in unexpected places
What: This workshop is designed to enhance your viewing ability to find interesting bird spots. Pam Spalding, a former photographer for the Louisville Times and Courier George, talks about the experience of finding birds in unexpected places, such as construction sites and floodplains. Stay away from the camera and immerse yourself in nature. This workshop leads to observation and understanding and releases our sense of wonder in the eyes of the birds around us.
When: August 18, 6-7:30 p.m.
Price: $ 10 / $ 20 Yew Dell members / non-members