A beautiful and successful garden, attracts pollinators.  My three favorite pollinators begin with the letter ‘B’ – bees, butterflies and birds.

First, the bees…

Icelandic Poppy

Now, butterflies…
Swallowtail and Dianthus

Pipevine Swallowtail

White Checkered Butterfly
And, my favorite – birds…
Black-Chinned Hummingbird feeding from Ocotillo flower.
 What kind of pollinators do you have visiting your garden this week?

What are their favorite plants?
Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."

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  1. Patti
    Patti says:

    Beautiful photos of your helpful visitors. I love the hummingbirds, but saw for the first time a Moth Hummingbird. Had never seen one so that was pretty fascinating, and they seem to love my Lantana.

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