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Flowers for Pollinators 2013

Let's use this thread to document what plants are attracting the most pollinators as the season progresses. It seems that pollinators' tastes will change from year to year. What was a hit one season will be all but ignored the next. Bees, other insects, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, etc. are all fair game to include.

To date, I have observed far fewer bees and flower flies compared to last year. I am not sure if it is due to colder spring temperatures, a harsh winter or simply absent and/or unhealthy bees.

Plants that have been getting the most traffic so far:

Crambe maritima
Geum 'Totally Tangerine'
Geranium 'Tiny Monster'

I have had many different types of alliums in bloom but they are surprisingly not getting much attention. Last year they were swarming with happy bees.

Of note, I have also noticed far fewer butterflies.

This post was edited by ispahan on Wed, Jun 12, 13 at 9:15

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