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What's New in Sally's Pollinator Garden

What's New in Sally's Pollinator Garden">Posted by Sally Malanga on

Take a look at what’s happening in Sally’s Pollinator Garden this spring. In spring three years ago, this native plant garden became real. Dreams do come true. Nature, of which humans are part of, not apart from presents us with comfort, beauty and drama if we take the time to learn what it needs.  As you can imagine, the garden is the first thing I gaze at from my bedroom window every morning, During the day, I stroll in it, pulling weeds as relaxation when I take a break and give it a final good night before I turn in.

First, I would like you to meet Edgar, pronounced Edgaar…he moved onto the back porch when we put food out there at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.  We now have five cats living with us. The other four enjoy looking at Edgar through the windows, he is the strange and exotic visitor. He enjoys knowing he has a family nearby.

Pollinator Garden

Pollinator Garden

The garden as it was just waking up in April.

Pollinator Garden

Hydrangeas love the rainy days.

Pollinator Garden

But heavy rain put brand new delphinium seedlings under water. I prayed for them and they were okay when the water receded. I sent the universe a message, “I asked for a swimming pool, not a swimming hole!”

Pollinator Garden

The Jacob’s Ladder appeared in the woodland.

Pollinator Garden

The golden ragwort shot up and already has lots of tiny bees buzzing. Its growing like crazy and we gave lots away!

Pollinator Garden

The sedge is like little water fountains in its lush circle under the cherry tree. The cherry blossoms seem like pink snow falling all around it.

Pollinator Garden

The Iris Christata is adorable, it’s been in bloom for three weeks already!

Pollinator Garden

Virginia Bluebell, the ephemeral is supposed to appear and vanish, it has been in bloom for three weeks and exhibits enormous self confidence. It’s not disappearing so fast!

Pollinator Garden

Our teenage Zen Weeders, Emma and Raime come to help plant the rare Trillium Grandiflorum, Trillium Luteum and Goldenseal in the deer exclosures. Sorry deer.

Pollinator Garden

Pollinator Garden

Our natural beauties Raime and Emma.

Pollinator Garden

It seems that the plants are planting themselves outside of the formal beds where we put them; letting us know they have a mind of their own. They mixed themselves in with each other and spread into the walkways. Isn’t nature so abundant, generous and pushy? We have a surplus of seedlings to give away to friends.

The girls and their dad left with a bounty of seedlings for their garden. The butterflies and bees will have another home to visit in town.

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