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TOPIC: Gardening? Planting for pollinators?

Gardening? Planting for pollinators? 6 years 1 month ago #348

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What about a forum to discuss gardening or what we can plant for pollinators? Maybe even a seed or plant exchange?
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Re: Gardening? Planting for pollinators? 6 years 1 month ago #349

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It sounds like a good idea to me.
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Re: Gardening? Planting for pollinators? 6 years 1 month ago #354

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A good idea. There are a lot of resources on the internet for this topic.

Here is one of them:
www.plantertomato.com/2011/02/best-flowers-for-honey-bees.html

Their recommendations are Borage, Echium, Goldenrod, Tansy, White Clover, Coltsfoot, Elderberry, Hazelnut/Filbert.

However, several of the above are considered invasive, so should be grown in planters to prevent undesired spreading.
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Re: Gardening? Planting for pollinators? 6 years 1 month ago #487

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I have canna lily rhizomes I'd be willing to trade for either Echinacea or "Autumn Joy" sedum. I've had these cannas get over 6' tall regularly.
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Re: Gardening? Planting for pollinators? 6 years 1 month ago #496

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I like it.

What would it be called thou?
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