8/24/2019 0 Comments
A Note On "Pollinators"
Pollinator plants, well, really, that's just kinda (almost) everything that has flowers and is still a fully functional reproductive biological organism that can reproduce itself (with the help of bees).
We might speak of "pollinators" as opposed to those other plants that have had the life bred out them - I'm thinking of Dahlias, Peonies, Lilly, etc. These species have become more products of human culturing.
Certainly we all like "pollinator plants" - but to be named as such, we need to narrate the idea of them as a group that stands opposed to the bad commercially bred and hybridized plants. But then if we tell the story of the Dahlias and Peonies as "traditional," and representing the history of gardening, well, they can become our friends again.
Of late I have been looking through a book that shows gardens from around the world just has everything all mixed up together
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From Matthew Dore, the "I" voice of Buffalo Horticulture and "The Buff Hort Project."