Pollinator Garden Progress

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Between the bulb planting in the previous post, and the pollinator seedlings planted in this post, Phase 2 of the Pollinator Garden was basically completed this past autumn. Daffodils still have to be moved into the Pollinator Garden, as I only want to put the double daffodils in there. Single daffodils will line our property.

Plans move around a bit, especially as I learn what grows well in which part of the garden. I'm considering moving around the terraces for the onions/garlic, and maybe converting them into beds. The problem is the ground is sloped, so that may not be the best of ideas. I'm still thinking about it, we'll see.

June 5, 2019: Sky Blue Butterfly Bush, 3x Catmint (nepeta), 3x Phenomenal Lavender, 3x Meadow Sage from AmericanMeadows (on sale, always wait for one!)
Seedlings from American Meadows
Seedlings from American Meadows

June 12, 2019: Seedlings planted and protected from wildlife via T-post and fencing from Facebook Marketplace
Seedlings Planted, Protected by Fencing

August 14, 2019: Pollinator garden. Photo on the left is from the left/west side, on the right is the right/east side. Plants on the western-most grow faster than the eastern-most.
Meadow Sage & Catmint on west side doing better than the east side East side in foreground

August 29, 2019: A photo of the left-side of the Pollinator Garden, showing some newly planted hyssop from our Honey CSA.
Hyssop planted west of the catmint and meadow sage

September 1, 2019: The right side of the Pollinator Garden is on the right. These plants did start growing eventually, just a little slower than the left side of the garden.
East to the right, you can see butterfly bush growth here

September 1, 2019: Planted 2 Immortality Reblooming Bearded Irises from AmericanMeadows. Bearded irises want to be surface-planted.
Re-blooming (white) Bearded Irises Planted
Right side of the Pollinator Garden, still playing catch-up:
Eastern meadow sage and catmint
The left side of the Pollinator Garden:
The pollinator garden

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