Flowers and pollinators

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  1. Daniel W

    Daniel W Hardy Maple

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    There are some encouraging signs, today.

    Oregano in bloom is always a big attraction for all sorts of bees and tiny wasps.
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    Echinacea is a bee favorite too.

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    Bees love borage.

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    Cosmos and Zinnias are also attractions. There's a hummingbird in there sipping at that zinnia.

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    I just bought this "Sombrero" series echinacea. No insects on that yet, but I like it.

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    A zinnia with a bumblebee.
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  3. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Excellent foto series, Daniel. We choose the same flowers, except we have no zinnia’s this year. This is a great thread, perhaps it will give fellow gardeners the motivation to plant some of the same…as well as show what they have growing.
    I could sit and look at this all day long.
     
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    Great pics Daniel, i grow cosmos,pot marigolds, lupins, snapdragons, verbena Bonariensis, Knautia, lavender and Japanese anemones. A lot of open flowers are great for the insects.
     
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