Herbaceous plants attractive to bees

Herbaceous plants attractive to bees

Bees have had a rough time of it over the past few years although with most of the news hitting the headlines is to do with naturalised honey bees and the terrible problems with CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder). However, our native bumblebees have also been suffering population declines and no more so than the specialist, long-tongued bumble bees. Unlike the honey bee, bumble bee colonies only store enough pollen and honey to last them a few days should poor weather – or even a …

Herbaceous plants means

Herbaceous plants means

Herbaceous plants are plants with non-woody stems. Their above-ground growth usually dies back in winter in the temperate zone, even in cases where the plants in question are perennials. All annual plants are herbaceous,but not all herbaceous plants are annuals. An annual is a plant that dies altogether at the end of the growing season, both above the ground and below it. Perennials,by contrast, survive the winter, even if their above-ground growth dies back. Usually, when …

Herbaceous Hibiscus plants

Herbaceous Hibiscus plants

Hibiscus coccineus is native to Florida s wet places throughout the state. It s a tall herbaceous perennial and dies back to the ground in late fall after its leaves turn a gorgeous pale yellow and fall off. I have purchased several specimens at native plant gatherings and garden fests. They ve all done well at the edge of our good-sized pond and have come back larger and with more stalks each year. When I was doing garden fests this spring to sell my book, I d look for yet another …

Are grasses herbaceous plants

Are grasses herbaceous plants

From providing our breakfast cereals to fuelling our cars, grasses are some of the most economically important plants. For instance just three cereals – maize, wheat and rice – provide nearly two-thirds of the calories and half the protein consumed by the world’s population. There are nearly 11, different species of grass; most are perennials that regrow from the root stock each year. Except for the woody bamboos, grasses are generally herbaceous plants. Kew s Grass Garden with …

Herbaceous plants of NC

Herbaceous plants of NC

“What should I plant” is the most frequently asked question I receive from people who’d like to attract more wildlife to their gardens. We have already discussed the top 10 woody plants to attract wildlife to your Ecosystem Garden. Now we”ll delve into the best herbaceous species. These plants have been chosen based on a study by Doug Tallamy and Kimberley Shropshire, who painstakenly reviewed a mountain of scientific literature to determine the amount to which Lepidopteran species …