Plant, and They Will Come

The hummingbirds and bees love wild geraniums

The hummingbirds and bees love wild geraniums

How can we help our pollinating wildlife? If everyone added just a few native plants to their yard it would make a big difference to help bees, butterflies, and birds stay healthy. I love spring plants and love the bees, butterflies and birds they bring.  Because we don’t use chemicals our yard is pollinator friendly.

Pussy toes add texture and interest, and are hosts to the American lady butterfly

Pussy toes add texture and interest, and are hosts to the American lady butterfly

This time of year we are share and transplant our plants to other people’s gardens. I am thrilled to be able to spread these bee and butterfly magnets to anyone who will love them.

This morning we had chickadees building nests(front and back yards), wrens building nests in two house(they couldn’t decide on one), three bunnies, and a hungry hummingbird. This is an end of May view of some of the best pollinator native plants blooming now in our Minneapolis yard:

The native columbine is a magnet for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds

The native columbine is a magnet for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds and people!

The golden Alexander is a host to the black swallow tail butterfly

The golden Alexander is a host to the black swallow tail butterfly

Bees love the spiderwort

Bees love the spiderwort

The Painted lady butterflies have laid eggs on these pearly everlasting.

The Painted lady butterflies have laid eggs on these pearly everlasting.

 

 

Canada anemone

Canada anemone

Violets(hosts for the fritillary butterflies) Virginia waterleaf, and many other groundcover also are blooming
 

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