Beckoning Blooms and Bees - Blank Park Zoo

Beckoning Blooms and Bees

Beckoning Blooms and Bees

Indianola, Ia 50125

Registrant: Mary Jack
Certified: 6/2/14
Type: Suburban
Garden Size: Large (500-999 square feet)

Garden Detail

Host Plants:
Asters, Baptisia "False Indigo", Herbs - Dill, Fennel or Curly Parsley, Lespendeza "Bush Clover", Milkweed "Butterfly Weed" "Swamp Milkweed", Native Grasses, Penstemon, Rudbeckia "Black-eyed Susan"

Nectar Plants:
Monarda "Bee Balm", Liatris "Blazing Star", Echinacea "Coneflower", Cosmos, Eutrochium "Joe-pye Weed", Lantana, Zinnia

Other Pollinator Friendly Practices:
I do not use insecticides,I use natural compost for fertilization,I will provide over-wintering cover,I have added a nectar feeder or use over-ripe fruit to supplement feeding resources

What inspired you to create your garden?
I have gardened across decades. I feel as if it's my personal mission to protect and support pollinators and other beneficial insects!

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