Let’s save the pollinators!

Hello Friends,

I hope you’re having a great week!  Thanks for your nice comments on my vintage soda crate storage!  I think my husband was a little surprised! 

I’m also honored that it was chosen to be one of the features on Marty’s Stroll thru Life Inspire me Tuesday.and…on top of that, I really appreciate my new followers!

By the way, who doesn’t like Butterflies?   I think almost everyone enjoys seeing a beautiful Monarch fluttering around in their garden.

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I rarely see a butterfly in my garden anymore, especially here in town.  I see a few bee’s,  but that’s only when the lavender is in bloom.

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You can click here and read about the 50,000 bumble bees that died after trees in Wilsonville, Oregon were sprayed with a particular kind of pesticide.

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We really do need to protect the pollinators because our food supply depends on them!. 

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Click here and you will also find a list of flowers and plants that you can plant to attract Hummingbirds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

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I love Zinnia’s!  I think their colors are so vibrant, and can really add a special touch to your garden.  You can find Zinnia seed packets at Walmart, Lowes or your local garden nursery.  Check out this Old Farmers Almanac and it will tell you everything you need to know about growing Zinnia’s.They are so simple and easy to grow!

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I snapped these photos at a local wild life conservatory.  I was so thrilled to see all plantings, and hummingbird feeders. They are making a huge effort to bring back the pollinators in this area. 

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I think each of us can do our part by using only organic sprays and weed killers instead of harmful pesticides.

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Click here for a list of things we can use for gardening organically..

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I planted a few sunflowers seeds. while I was at the lake cottage, and the bee’s and hummingbirds were buzzing. 

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Here I planted zinnia seeds in a flower pot, because I’m a flower hoarder and every spot in my yard is quiet full, even though they didn’t stand up straight…. they still bloomed. I’m hoping to soon see a beautiful butterfly! 

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Well that’s all for today friends,

I hope a butterfly lights on your shoulder this week and brings you lots of luck!

Thank you for stopping by today, and I wish you a joyous rest of the week!

Mary

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8 comments:

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The bees and butterflies look wonderful and I am sitting in my garden while writing this comment surrounded by them! My buddleia bush is in full bloom with the lavender right next to me and they are still busy at 8:15pm! A gorgeous post with such beautiful blooms. Have a wonderful week. Chel x

Rattlebridge Farm said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous photos and an informative post, one that thrills my newbie gardener's heart. Your lists are just what I need!

Daphne Bryson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good Afternoon Mary, You are so right to alert people to the decline in the bee population and we must do everything to preserve them. Most of the plants which I have in my garden are flowers which the bees and butterflies love. At the moment the butterflies are loving the Buddleia which has just come into bloom and the bees cannot stay away from my lavender and mint flowers.
Your photos are lovely and I will have to grow some Zinnias next year, as I have never grown them before. Any plant which attracts bees is always welcome in my garden.
Best Wishes to you,
Daphne

Barbara Lilian said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've been away from blogging for awhile, so how pleased I was to see some of my favourite flowers. Your pictures are fantastic. We're lucky here where I live in France, they don't use insecticide. I've just been sitting on my terrace watching the butterflies having a ball on my new buddleias & the bees loving the lavender. Thanks Mary, enjoy the rest of your summer.

Algodão Tão Doce said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates


Olá amiga,obrigada pela visitinha!!!Magníficas imagens,lindas!

Beijos, Marie.

Red Rose Alley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Mary,
Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Your flower images are always so vibrant with color. I haven't got a picture of the butterfly yet....still waiting patiently. I never realized how pretty the Zinnias are. Thank you for the Irish blessing.

Have a peaceful weekend, and let me know if you ever see the hummingbird in your garden.

Love,
~Sheri

Linda Primmer said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Mary, your photos are gorgeous and your post is such an inspiration. I hope opens eyes. Love the butterflies. So beautiful and graceful.

Linda said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful photos!

Thank's for your comment!

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