There's been such a tremendous diversity of insects visiting flowers in the country gardens we've visited here in Minneapolis so far during the Garden Bloggers Fling. It's really remarkable compared to what I've been seeing in my urban garden in WNC.
A fellow pollinator enthusiast noticed this too. Maybe we live in the equivalent of pollinator deserts.
Finally, I've seen a monarch this season!
And there were bumblebees everywhere, of all sizes, not to mention the flower flies, butterflies, etc.
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Creating a landscape that you'll love
Creating a landscape you'll love...
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Creating a Native Woodland Garden
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About this blog
Our gardens (now solely in the mountains of NC) have been increasingly home to native plants, birds, small mammals, and insects of all sorts. My gardening companion (my husband) is equally the gardener in our gardens. Woody, our rescue Golden, puts his own stamp on our gardens. He follows his previous fellow goldens (and my former gardening assistants): Mocha and Chessie. They bring life to our gardens.