Site 7: Pollinator Garden
Planted in Spring of 2015, this is the garden that started our Pollinator Path. It is composed of mostly perennial native Minnesota plants (many of which were donated by neighbors). Although all the flowers in this bed attract pollinators, there are a few favorites. Golden Alexander, a late spring bloomer, is visited by many different pollinators. Bees especially love the Monarda (a.k.a. bee balm or bergamot) and the Culver's Root, which bloom in July and early August. Although the bees also like the different species of milkweed we have in the garden, butterflies, wasps, and beetles are attracted to the flowers as well and the plants themselves are host to a variety of insects that eat the leaves and flowers.
Minnesota Native Perennials
|Asclepias syriaca||Common Milkweed|
|Veronicastrum virginicum||Culver’s Root|
|Zizea aurea||Golden Alexander|
|Rudbeckia hirta||Black-Eyed Susan|
|Hypericum perforatum||St. John’s Wort|
|Aquilegia canadensis||Wild Columbine|
Non-Minnesota Perennials and Annuals
|Stachys byzantium||Lamb’s Ear|
Use the links below to wander the path...