Recently, I was lucky enough to take a trip to the North Carolina Arboretum, in Asheville. Just getting to visit and geek out over a...

Catch the buzz! at NC Arboretum

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Recently, I was lucky enough to take a trip to the North Carolina Arboretum, in Asheville. Just getting to visit and geek out over all the plants was enough to make it a great day. But, I also got to check out this awesome exhibit on pollinators. So, I thought it'd be fun to share it with you...in pictures. Read the great signs for all kinds of awesome educational tidbits.




Rose of Sharon attracts lots of pollinators with it's bold beauty

Yay for Native Bees!




Mason Bee Houses


Native Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense) and other plants with maroon flowers (like pawpaws) are pollinated by insects like ground beetles, ants, and flies (those that like carcasses [sorry for the gross factor]).

A friend found this great poem about Self-Heal/Heal-All (Prunella vulgaris), a super medicinal plant in the mint family (purple flowers above the poem). Mint family plants attract lots of pollinators.
So, what can you do to help local pollinators?
Grow native plants!
What are your favorites? Share them in the comment section.


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