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Feb 20, 2022 Garden Update

By Debra Fournerat

Here's what is growing this week at the butterfly garden:

1) Goldenrod is growing at the back of the Joe Pye bed. The goldenrod is a super host plant that supports over 100 different kinds of moths and butterflies.

2) The yarrow has stayed green all winter. Yarrow attracts native bees and is a host plant for moths and beneficial insects.

3) The autumn sage is putting on leaves again. Autumn sage is a drought tolerant nectar plant loved by hummingbirds and butterflies.

4) The bee balm is starting to come back from the roots. We look forward to seeing the bee balm bloom this year (as they hadn't bloomed last year). It has showy flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

5) Lots of little green leaves in the wildflower beds. I can't wait to see what they all are!

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