September Blooming

The Cherry Creek Pollinator habitat is full of color and life. There are so many important native plants blooming now. These plants are important because they are used by migrating butterflies like monarch and painted ladies. They are also important to the native bees and other beneficial insects that will be active until the first hard frost. Blooming in the habitat right now is smooth aster, tall thistle, sawtooth sunflower, goldenrod and pitcher sage.

MJ Frogge

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August Blooming Plants

There are many wonderful native plants blooming in the Cherry Creek Pollinator Habitat this month.  The butterflies and bees are in large numbers and it is great to be in the habitat watching all the activity.  Purple coneflower, tall thistle, Joe pye weed, pitcher sage, swamp milkweed, Rudbeckia and whorled milkweed are all blooming now.

MJ Frogge

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Native Grasses

At the Cherry Creek Pollinator Habitat we have included many native grasses.  We have established Indiangrass, little bluestem, big bluestem, switchgrass and sideoats grama.  The fall color and seed heads are at their best now.  If you plan to add ornamental grasses to your landscape, consider native grasses.  You will not be disappointed.
MJ

Native grasses, like Indiangrass, established in the pollinator habitat.

Native grasses, like Indiangrass, established in the pollinator habitat.