Pollinators are crucial to a garden. About a third of our food requires pollination. Think of all those flowering plants that produce a “fruit” for us to eat – peas, beans, cucumbers, squash, melons, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, apples, plums, raspberries, strawberries, etc
Ken keeps honey bees, and we encourage all pollinators. We try to have something blooming for them . Now the anise hyssop is blooming.
It is a buzz with native and honey bees.
Yesterday when I went to pick beans the butterflies were on the purple cone flower – echinacea.
They were just beautiful. Thank you, pollinators!