#PollinatorWeek!!

Since I recently discovered that it is #PollinatorWeek while reading through some posts on Twitter I wanted to celebrate by sharing some current pictures of my garden, which capture some of these wonderful insects in action! My garden is doing very well, especially my new herbs that I started and planted myself this year. Herbs are very rewarding to me because they always seem to thrive and grow easier than some of the other plants in the garden. I still struggle with root vegetables but have been successful in harvesting some radishes and turnips so far this season. They are deceiving to me because they will look wonderful based on the tops sticking up through the ground, but when I go to check the beneath the ground development it does not match up and honestly, tends to discourage me. Challenges are what life is all about though, so I refuse to be defeated!

Here are some of my best little workers in action….I love nothing more than going in the garden early morning or mid afternoon and inspecting my plants closely. There is always something new to discover and so much work being done by the ever vital and amazing creatures who provide us food and sustenance….the pollinators!

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Evening Primrose (Oenothera)
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Sheperd’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
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Mullein (Verbascum)
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Borage (Borago officinalis)
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Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

This next picture is not of a pollinator, but he was too cute and amazing looking to not include in my pictures for today.

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Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Oh, as a follow-up to my honeysuckle/aphid post I wanted to share an updated picture of the plant. I have discovered the more you trim this plant, the more it thrives and grows. There is no stopping it, aphids and all=)!!

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Honeysuckle (Lonicera)

Hope you enjoyed the ode to the pollinators for National Pollinator Week, June 19-25, 2017!

Thanks for visiting and reading! My next post will be about my new discoveries and endeavors of starting to make tinctures for the first time! I’m starting to feel like a real herbalist, and I can’t wait to have a medicine cabinet full of my own, homemade remedies for this coming fall/winter!

 

Have a Wonderful Weekend!!!

~Anne

 

3 thoughts on “#PollinatorWeek!!

    1. Thanks so much, I had a wonderful time taking them! I have been loving the process of collecting my herbs and preparing the tinctures. I have found that most of the knowledge and new endeavors I have undertaken since growing a relationship with herbs are addictive=)! I make fire cider every year, but the tinctures (and soon oil immersions with Mullein flowers) I have found to be much easier and so fun!

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Brigid!
      ~Anne

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