Early May Blooms in Pollinator Paradise
Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos designed the garden to provide forage from early spring to late fall for pollinators such as native bees, honey bees, butterflies, flower flies, hummingbirds, beetles, and other beneficial insects. The garden features over 220 unique species of perennials, 85% of which are native to North Carolina.
The garden is a great teaching tool and is used to conduct workshops and tours for hundreds of folks each year. Tours are temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic but visitors are allowed to come on their own if they practice adequate social distancing.
Click here to see a list of plants blooming in the pollinator garden. The list is updated bi-weekly.
Click on the slideshow below to see photos that Debbie took from early- to mid-May of some of the plants in bloom in the garden. (Click on the middle icon in the lower right corner to view full screen).
For more information:
What’s in Bloom in the Pollinator Garden – updated bi-weekly!