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Pollinator Garden- Partial Shade


This is a private garden in Cabarrus County, NC. It is on the east side of the house and has some trees to the south which provide varying degrees of shade throughout the year. A small redbud tree is planted in the garden which will eventually get larger and provide some additional shade. 

Even though this garden can be seen from all sides, It was designed to be viewed from the patio. The distance from the back of the garden and the privacy fence is rather short and a shade garden is being developed along the fence. So as not to distract from each other, this design was used.

The December garden shows that pruning has not been done. This provides seeds for the birds, cover for small critters and some plants survive the winter better if left unpruned until late winter or early spring.

Early spring- Early bloomers are baptisia, salvia, and spiderwort. The vervain, Amsonia, and yarrow are showing flower buds.

Early summer- due to the warm weather and lots of rain the garden has become a jungle! This is the time of year when later spring and early summer blooms are all open together providing a great deal of color and giving the pollinators lots of food choices. 

Late summer blooms- The tall coreopsis and scarlet rose mallow look great behind the blue-green leaves of the Baptisia. Tall phlox, veronica and rudbeckias all continue to provide blooms.

The end of October shows salvia, asters, mums and even a coneflower still blooming.