Pollinator Garden- Full Sun
This private garden was started in October of 2017 and is in Cabarrus County, NC. It is a walk-around garden that invites one to view it at different angles as opposed to one seen from one angle only. The center contains the plants that should become the tallest and cascade down to the lower growing plants around the border. With a large garden, one should focus on planting small groupings of plants throughout the garden. This makes the task of planning less daunting.
Feb. 2020- The plants are not trimmed down until late winter or early spring. This provides seeds for birds, protection for small critters and some plants will survive the winter better if not pruned.
March 14, 2020- The weeding, trimming and mulching is complete. Most plants are up except for Joe Pye weed and the butterfly weed. It always looks so sparse when they first come up but keep in mind the mature size of your plants.
April and spring blooms have begun early due to the warm temperatures. Early spring blooms are monardas, silene, veronica, salvia, coreopsis and verbena.
Summertime brings Joe Pye, goldenrods, Agastache, coneflower, phlox and rudbeckia blooms. The plants are so big you can barely see the bicycle yard art.