Farm Life: Color, Pollinator Garden

P1040549Where we live, you ask someone, “Do you have a garden or flowers”.  Gardens are vegetables.  Flowers are flowerbed.  Usually the two do not mix.  More likely, “He gardens (e.g. the husband, with the royal He)” or,  “She has flowers (e.g. the wife, with the royal She).  We are advocates of acknowledging our feminine and masculine qualities, thus we both garden and have flowers.  Beyond being colorful, our flowers serve the garden by attracting pollinator insects and birds.  Yes, there are lots of insects in addition to honey bees that pollinate flowers.  Various wild bees, flies, wasps, butterflies, and moths transport the pollen from stamen to pistil.  Meanwhile, we enjoy the colorful displays, whether it is brief flowering day lily or chicory, or a long-lasting rose.  Oh, don’t forget those hummingbirds which deliver pollen while taking a sip of nectar. P1040554P1040562P1040559P1040560P1040555P1040551

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Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.
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4 Responses to Farm Life: Color, Pollinator Garden

  1. Some lovely photos of the type of country garden/flower bed (?!) I enjoy seeing!

  2. Such loveliness! I adore gardens (flowers) that intermingle everything – yours looks so inviting 🙂

  3. KerryCan says:

    No veggies here–just flowers for their own wonderful sake! Your spread looks beautiful!

  4. Pingback: A Pollinator Garden Abstract – stbarbebaker

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