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BCG BLOG — save the pollinators

Fall Flowers For Pollinators

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Before I started keeping bees, I only partially paid attention to flowers and the needs of pollinators.  Well ever since I started keeping bees, that has all changed.  I make sure that no matter the season I have pollen-rich plants for the pollinators.Many people think about spring and summer as a busy time for bees.  This is true, but in our mild fall climates, they are also buzzing around collecting pollen during this time.  Bees use this fall time to make sure they have enough honey to survive through the winter.  Not planting fall flowers hurts the bee population and...

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Flower Power- Flowers for Bees

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There are a lot of pollinators in the world, but the most efficient and well known are bees.  Bees and other pollinators are the backbones of our food system. They carry pollen from one plant to another, fertilizing the plants, making them capable of producing fruits, vegetables, and seeds.  Creating an oasis of pollinator-friendly plants helps the bees refuel with pollen for their hive, making them able to do their job more efficiently.  Planting perennials that flower consistently throughout the year is helpful for bees. It has been proven that native plants are 4x more attractive to bees than exotic...

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Dahlias

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Dahlias

I have a confession; I love flowers.  Don’t let my love of flowers fool you; I am still a G. Now I know there is nothing wrong with loving flowers, but for some reason, people think flowers are feminine. Well, not anymore I am going to do a series highlighting some of my favorite flowers.  I will give planting information, during season and end of season care, pest control and lightly touch on varieties.  Today we are talking about one of my top 5 favorite flowers of all time, better yet my second favorite flower Dahlias. A few reasons why...

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Butterfly gardening tips

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Butterfly gardening tips  The monarch population has declined by 90% in the last few decades. Due to this decline in their numbers, they are now almost considered an endangered species. To help combat this issue, you can follow these tips.  1.       Plant host plants- host plants are where butterflies lay their eggs. After the eggs, hatch and the caterpillars emerge these host plants are their first and only food source until they complete the metamorphosis process and become butterflies. 2.       Plant continuously flowering native plants- Once the metamorphosis process is complete and the adult butterflies emerge, they are going to...

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