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Pollinator spaces

Juana and I admire the emerging pollinator garden at Ann’s Place. I recently planted sunflower (Helianthus) seedlings to complement the other plants that butterflies and other insects love. The perennials include:

Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

Lavender (Lavandula intermedia Phenomenal)

Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Coneflower (Echinacea)

Shadbush serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)


Last year aphids wiped out the milkweed and we had no monarch butterfly caterpillars. But they appear to be coming back strong so fingers crossed alt. Pollinators are not the only ones to enjoy the space as Juana and I brush our fingers over the lavender and anise hyssop taking in their soothing scent. We linger and wait for others to discover the space.

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