Thursday, June 22, 2017

National Pollinators Week June 19-25

It's National Pollinators Week. I signed up for Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. At least I think I did. I didn't get a message that my info reached them.

This is the photo I used in my application to join National Pollinators.

We're in the midst of farmland where many chemicals are used. We use no chemicals except for fireant eradication and it's spot application to only the fireant mounds.


  1. My, my, that 2nd photo is gorgeous!

  2. We are sadly lacking butterflies and honey bees. I see lots of carpenter bees, and various other moths and flying things. We are not near any fields of crops so I am at a loss. Maybe just too much spraying in southern Missouri in general.

  3. What a great catch that second photo was - a bee and a butterfly going about their business in peaceful harmony. It seems as though it'd make a great premise for a children's book!

  4. I love your pollinator photos, and I'm so envious that you have monarch butterflies. (It's been about five years since I last saw one here.) -Jean

  5. I always enjoy when I can catch two pollinators in one photo like that. As a matter of fact, I recently posted something similar!

  6. Don't know if you even look at your blog anymore, but here goes anyway. Just put hyacinths in bags in the frig to chill. Thanks to you for the lesson on how to do this. Beautiful, massive Mexican sunflowers are still blooming. Learned about these flowers from you. They self seeded from last year. The ones we newly planted this year didn't do much at all. Guess it was the wet summer we had. Thank you Jean for the wonderful lessons from your blog.


I look forward to comments and questions and lively discussion of gardening and related ideas.

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