Bees Are Great Garden Partners

They’re great pollinators, which is vital to our gardens, especially our fruit and vegetable crops. The photos (left to right) are a bit blurry, but they’re indulging in my French lavender and lantana plants. Plant more bee-friendly plants and your garden will be buzzing and your fruit and vegetable (and flower!) garden will be thriving! Information about colony collapse disorder – where bees are either dying off or are in low numbers – can be found on the U. S. Department of Agriculture website: http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572

CONSUMER ALERT UPDATE: Lantana is highly poisonous if it is ingested. I’ve gotten a rash after pruning it. Please take care with this plant. More information on toxic plants can be found here:

http://www.calpoison.org/hcp/KNOW%20YOUR%20PLANTS-plant%20list%20for%20CPCS%2009B.pdf

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One Response

  1. I have several lantana and thank goodness I havent experienced any rashes, or weird stuff. I know it is certainly possible with some of these things.

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