|Baptisia australis, dusk, April 25, 2011|
|Her pollen baskets are filled with orange Baptisia pollen!|
|The stems stand tall above the plant|
|Bumble doing her job!|
|I love purple in a garden|
|Baptisia Starlite Prairieblues™Parentage: B. australis x bracteata|
|Practically Perfect Pink Phlox pilosa looks lovely at the base of baptisia|
Don't you love Spring! I'm so glad you stopped by to help me celebrate wildflowers and to continue our conversation about pollinators.
I'll be celebrating wildflowers everyday this week along with Frances of fairegarden and anyone else who wants to join the party. Post anytime this week~or everyday. Let's just celebrate!
PS. Because it bears repeating~ If you want to attract Bumbles and other pollinators to your garden:
- provide nesting sites for a variety of visitors, some bare ground (ixnay on the plastic landscape cloth), decaying logs and even special bee houses
- plant large swathes of pollinator friendly plants and host plants
- plan for bloom from late winter to late fall
- bee sure to include water
- and, never, never, never, ever, use pesticides in your garden.
Part I~Now Is The Time To Bee-gin Thinking About Bees ( here)
This Is The Place To Bee ( here)
If You Could Plant Only One Plant In Your Garden~Don't (here)
Must Bee The Season of The Witch (here)
Go Bare In Your Garden (here)
We can't All be pretty Pollinators (here)
Eye, Eye Skipper, Big Eyed Pollinators (here)
What's In Your Garden (here)
Carpenter Bees (here)
It's Spring and A Gardener's Thoughts Are On Pollinators (here)
Other bee posts you might want to read~
Count Yourself Lucky To Have Hoverflies (here)
Bumblebee Hotel (here)
Still Taking Care Of Bzzness (here)
My Sweet Embraceable You (here)
This post was written by Gail Eichelberger for my blog Clay and Limestone Copyright 2011.This work protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.