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We should encourage native pollinators and native plant species


The European honey bee is perhaps agriculture’s most important pollinator. Its greatest importance is that we derive honey from it. Honey production is a multibillion dollar industry. There are no native honey bees. The varroa mite nearly wiped out honey … Continue reading

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Hummingbirds can be lured to shady places


Last week I profiled some sun loving plants that attract hummingbirds. This week I’ll discuss my favorite shade dwellers that hummingbirds adore. There aren’t as many, since producing flowers requires energy. There’s less sunlight, so usually that means less spectacular … Continue reading

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Something for everyone


For those who like a unique brightly colored specimen tree, shrub, or hedge in their yard, this one’s for you. The flashy flowers are bright red with a hint of orange and are real attention grabbers. Hummingbirds love them too. … Continue reading

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Rose Mallow


Check out the sunny wet areas along our roadsides and you can’t miss them. This early July heat is speeding their maturity, but they look like they are hanging tough. Huge white or pink blooms now adorn our landscape. Individual … Continue reading

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