Summer is sizzling in Middle Tennessee and the newest Coreopsis are hot, hot, hot!
to plant more flowers. Lots and lots of flowers that bees and other pollinators prefer.
Flowers that are rich in pollen.
Flowers that are rich in nectar.
Colorful flowers that appeal to bees and hummingbirds.
Flowers that have a range of shapes and sizes to attract butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and even flies and beetles!
Flowers that are early bloomers and are pollinated by gnats and flies or the occasional honeybee out and about on warm days.
Flowers that bloom for a long time.
Flowers, trees and shrubs that are hosts for the larva of caterpillars and beneficial bugs.
For more on Clay and Limestone's Coreopsis posts click on these links: Shift To Red, Cultivars in a Wildflower Garden and The Flower and the Bee
Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.