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The Persistence of Pollinators


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2019/10/04




I know it's Cincinnati and we are apt to have unreliable weather, but this ongoing heat and lack of rain has many gardeners, especially those new to the challenge, a bit on edge. In my own yard, the plants are doing well. Those that are well established seem to soldier on with a bit of supplemental watering. The younger plants, ones that have been in the ground less than a year, have received a bit of extra attention: I like to make low stress gardens, but even some plants need attention in times like these. 




But  what's really striking, besides the crunch of the lawn and fallen leaves underfoot, is how many pollinators are still visiting the gardens. The honeybees from my hives are kept company by bumble bees, bees with names I am yet to learn, skippers, moths and butterflies. Add to that, birds are coming to feed on the seed heads. 

A well designed garden that was given a bit of thought regarding dry spells, excessive heat and of course pollinators, will continue to be interesting, well past summer and into late autumn. ~Julia


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