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Bugs are Buzzing: F4P at HMR

Annuals are blooming, and bugs are buzzing at the HMR Flowers for Pollinators site. Because there are many native, and some non-native perennials surrounding our plants here, we know it’s a big deal when insects choose our flowers. So far I’ve … Continue reading

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2017 F4P sites planted!

It’s been a busy time – and the weather kept throwing us curve balls! – but we have the three 2017 Flowers for Pollinators sites planted! Horticulture Display Garden – U of M West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Carl Linnaeus!

Born May 23, 1707, in Stenbrohult, in the province of Småland in southern Sweden (1), Carolus Linnaeus is considered the father of modern taxonomy and the creator of the binomial naming system. What does that mean? Without his classification system, … Continue reading

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Results: 2016 Flowers for Pollinators

In 2016, U of M Extension Master Gardeners throughout Minnesota planted 24 varieties of annual flowers and observed pollinator activity throughout the summer as part of the 35th annual Master Gardener Seed Trial. Varieties included: Volunteers were trained by extension … Continue reading

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2017 Plant list and planting info

The F4P plant list has grown! 2017 includes favorites like cosmos and expands the choices of marigold colors, some pretty splashy Zinnias, sunflower sizes for containers) and Salvia colors and flower forms. 2017 plant list      

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2017 Flowers for Pollinators underway

“What annual flowers attract pollinators?” continues to be the focus of our Flowers for Pollinators study, now entering its 3rd season! Three sites will feature plantings of 30 different annual flower varieties including winners from 2015 and 2016. Planting sites … Continue reading

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New pollinators in the trial garden this morning!

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