All the Dirt on Gardening
Gardening in Zone 7 USA
06 April 2017
Field of Flowers for Pollinators
The large area in this photo is left to fill with wildflowers for pollinators every year.
When you walk through it your feet disturb solitary bees, bumble bees, butterflies, moths, wasps and other little flying flowers that are grateful for the pollen on sunny mornings and afternoons.
We are fortunate to live in a neighborhood where the neighbors pay little attention to our yard. No complaints about our un-mown side yard.
No one sprays broadleaf weeds or insects out here, allowing us to have this sweet pleasure.
Last year when there were few pollinators for some reason, and the yard didn't seem alive to us.
When we sit outside in the afternoon we see dozens of butterflies flitting around. Makes life worth living and gardening worth the effort. I hope your yard and garden are full of flying flowers.
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