A native pollinator garden

Posted on: November 9, 2019 | Written By: | Comments


rich liberto

This pollinator garden is merely 3 years old. It was once a monoculture of (invasive) Boston ivy! As a horticulturist and naturalist, i felt it was incumbent upon me to eradicate the ivy and give the bees, birds and butterflies a helping hand. So the ivy came out and various perennials (22 varieties) went in. To name just a few, and prominently featured are; Amsonia, Agastache, Echinacea, Eupatorium, Rudbeckia maxima and Feather-reed grass.

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