Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Native Pollinator Garden Update - Saginaw Chippewa Academy (08 June 2015)

The Native Pollinator Gardens are starting to hit their summer stride - even though its not yet officially Summer.  By the end of the season some plants will be eight feet tall or taller! 

Right now the garden at the Saginaw Chippewa Academy has the following flowers in bloom:  American Alumroot (Heuchera americana), Hairy Beard- tongue (Penstemon hirsutus), Ohio Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis), Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana), Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis), and Sand Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata).

The bumblebees are particularly interested in the Beard-tongue.  The smaller native bees are swarming the Coreopsis.

Native bee on Coreopsis lanceolata

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