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Pollinators ♥ Native Plants

Pollinators are animals which transport pollen from one plant to another aiding in the plant's reproduction - creating seeds & fruits.

Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa) -  not just for Monarchs.  It supports many bees as well!

-- One of the great ironies of native plants is how hard they can be to find. You would think that endemic plants would be sold at most nurseries and garden centers. While it is getting easier to track down region.

Amherst rain gardens nurture native plants, divert water, and attract pollinators.

Amherst rain gardens nurture native plants, divert water, and attract pollinators.

Wild Petunia ~ Ruellia humilis  Easy to grow and a beauty in the garden.

Native Plant of the Week: Wild Petunia ~ Ruellia humilis

Ruby-throated hummingbird taking nectar from bee balm (Monarda didyma). Image: Raymond Gobis

A female ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) sipping nectar from scarlet beebalm (Monarda didyma).

caterpillar - Plants react to the sound of being eaten alive

Plants don't just feel themselves being eaten, they fight back.

pollinators help the garden grow

A short article on the declining population of pollinating insects, and things you can do to help them survive

Cup Plant -  Silphium perfoliatum

Cup Plants - Silphium perfoliatum: pictures, cultivation information, seed stratification, plant propagation, wildlife significance and natural range.

"Gardeners play a role in Creating Wildlife Corridors. Even the smallest garden patch makes a contribution." Gardeners.com

Gardeners Play a Role in Creating Wildlife Corridors

"Gardeners play a role in Creating Wildlife Corridors. Even the smallest garden patch makes a contribution." Gardeners.com

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