Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Precious Pollinators - All the Rest

Here is the last part of my mini-series on Pollinators, thank you for reading, feel free to comment, I love hearing from you and seeing who's stopping by!

Moths are the night owls of the garden, they are out when we usually aren't and are often overlooked. If you have an affinity for white flowers or flowers with a strong fragrance you will be luring them into your gardens.

This photo was taken by Darlyne A. Murawski and is from the website AllPosters.com It is an amazing photo and I couldn't pass up including it.

Flies, I know, we usually swat at them, chase them out of our houses and away from our picnics. But they’re just trying to do their jobs! Flies pollinate the Paw Paw, Queen Anne’s lace and another one of my fave’s Goldenrod!

And lastly, please try to eliminate pesticide use. That alone will help increase pollinators in your garden and will result in a happier, healthier environment for you as well.

This is a garden I designed for a customer in Arlington, she's got a LOT of good summer sun and some heavy bloomers, Agastache, Veronica, Black Eyed Susan. Diversity of plants means diversity of pollinators!

For more information check out the website for Pollinator Partnership. You can search by your specific region to find out even more valuable information.



  1. What a lovely garden. Have a gorgeous weekend xx

  2. Gorgeous garden and great series...feel like I learned a lot here!