Anybody out there plant anything with honey bees in mind? I want to make sure I have plenty around for my fruit trees.
Jack does your shrub look like this ? If so it's a bridal wreath spirea. I have several on the south side of my house.My wife and I plant a lot of flowering shrubs for bees and hummingbirds. I also plant a lot of clovers and buckwheat. We have 6 flowering shrubs in front of the house that were here when were moved in. My wife calls them wedding bushes. They attract more bees and butterflies than anything I've ever seen. Have tried to start from cuttings but no success yet.
That sure looks like the right plant. Ours never get that flush with flowers, but they do attract a lot of attention from pollen seekers. They also bloom almost the entire growing season. If you trim them up, they flush out again. Maybe some fertilizer would help them fill out better. They are all in the roof drip line.
Holy crap Native. What did it take to get all that going?
Native, seeing those pictures reminded me off my presentation I made using your pictures. Did you ever check it out? Its the habitat management presentation
Thank you, I disced a path around my plots yesterday with the hopes of bringing some good native seeds to the surface and let these natives provide a second edge.I sure did. I thought you did a great job with that, and love the fact that you are leading young folks to love the outdoors.