Fall in the Habitat

We were treated to a beautiful fall day in the pollinator habitat yesterday. I took advantage of this, by weeding and a little fall clean up.  Not too much clean up, it is good to leave some plant material and leaves.  It is important not to disrupt overwintering areas for beneficial insects. I also planted wildflowers seeds.  A Master Gardener had secured a donation of seeds for us to use. In the collection was purple coneflower.  Thank you Kay! I collected seeds earlier in the fall from the habitat.  So I planted shell-leaf penstemon and whorled milkweed too.

MJ

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About MJ Frogge

UNL Extension Horticulturist Lancaster County

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