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Chatham Mills “Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

May 2, 2011

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to the North Carolina Piedmont unless otherwise noted.

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Early May view of the garden with phlox, tickseed, catmint, lavender, yarrow, and columbine.

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Long-horned flower beetle enjoying the bloom of Piedmont Barbara’s buttons (Marshallia obovata).

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

Achillea x 'Moonshine'

Achillea x ‘Moonshine’

Yarrow

* exotic

Achillea x 'Paprika'

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

Ajuga reptans 'Caitlin's Giant'

Ajuga reptans ‘Caitlin’s Giant’

Giant bugleweed

* exotic

Amsonia hubrichtii

Amsonia hubrichtii

Arkansas bluestar

Aquilegia canadensis

Aquilegia canadensis

Eastern wild columbine

Aquilegia chrysantha

Aquilegia chrysantha

Golden columbine

* native to southwestern U.S.

Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight'

Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight’

Wild indigo

Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'

Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’

Wild indigo

Baptisia minor

Baptisia minor

Dwarf wild indigo

Conradina canescens

Conradina canescens

Gray-leaved conradina

* native to the U.S. Gulf coast

Coreopsis auriculata

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman'

Coreopsis pubescens 
‘Sunshine Superman’

Tickseed

Gaillardia 'Burgundy'

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Gaillardia 'Torchlight'

Gaillardia ‘Torchlight’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf hydrangea

Itea virginica

Itea virginica

Virginia sweetspire

Lavandula stoechas 'Purple Ribbons'

Lavandula stoechas ‘Purple Ribbons’

Spanish lavender

* exotic

Lonicera sempervirens 'Cedar Lane'

Lonicera sempervirens ‘Cedar Lane’

Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

Lonicera sempervirens ‘John Clayton’

Honeysuckle

Marshallia obovata

Marshallia obovata

Piedmont Barbara’s buttons

Nepeta 'Walker's Low'

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Penstemon smallii

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

Phlox nivalis 'Snowdrift'

Phlox nivalis ‘Snowdrift’

White moss phlox

 

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’

Eastern ninebark

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Tuscan Blue’

Rosemary

* exotic

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* native to southwestern U.S.

Salvia lyrata

Salvia lyrata

Lyreleaf salvia

Thymus vulgaris

Thymus vulgaris

English thyme

* exotic

Tiarella cordifolia

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

Tradescantia x 'Purple Profusion'

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Verbena canadensis ‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena

Zizia aurea

Zizia aurea

Golden alexander

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