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Chatham Mills “Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

May 1, 2010

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

blooming plants

Coreopsis, catmint, yarrow, phlox, and lavender.

bumble bee on Baptisia

Bumble bee enjoying a Baptisia bloom – note the pollen baskets on her hind legs, filled with orange Baptisia pollen!

Flower bed

Front bed by the sidewalk with Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight’, yarrow, yuccas, and pansies.

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

Conradina canescens

Conradina canescens

Gray-leaved conradina

Coreopsis auriculata

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman'

Coreopsis pubescens ‘Sunshine Superman’

Tickseed

Gaillardia 'Burgundy'

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Gaillardia 'Oranges and Lemons'

Gaillardia ‘Oranges and Lemons’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Gaillardia 'Torchlight'

Gaillardia ‘Torchlight’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Ilex decidua

Ilex decidua

Possumhaw

Ilex glabra

Ilex glabra

Inkberry

Lavandula stoechas 'Purple Ribbons'

Lavandula stoechas ‘Purple Ribbons’

Spanish lavender

* exotic

Lonicera sempervirens 'Cedar Lane'

Lonicera sempervirens ‘Cedar Lane’

Honeysuckle

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 lyrata

Salvia lyrata

Lyreleaf salvia

Thymus vulgaris

Thymus vulgaris

English thyme

Tiarella cordifolia

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

Vaccinium corymbosum

Vaccinium corymbosum

Blueberry

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Verbena canadensis ‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena

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