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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       Advertisements

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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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How many monarchs?

I hope everyone is seeing monarch butterflies this year. I have only seen 2 so far…today is Aug 13 and I am hoping I have just been inside too much !!

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Diverse pollinators

My past two observations have introduced me to a variety of pollinators and a few predators. It’s fun to get beyond the many tiny (albeit important) syrphid flies and see diversity in pollinators. It made sitting in compost worth it! … Continue reading

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Bumble bee and honey bee in the trial garden this morning!

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July in the Garden

A real winning day yesterday in the St. Paul site! Bumble bees, syrphid flies, blow flies, wasps, JB (dead now), and best of all a fiery skipper (!) all visited the blooming annual flowers. The four Zinnia varieties, Salvia and … Continue reading

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