Air Pollution and Scented Flowers

In one of my gardening magazines, I read that Penn State was doing a study on air pollution and honey bees. It seems that air pollution blocks the scent of flowers making it difficult for the honeybees to find nectar. Does your garden provide nectar for bees and hummingbirds?

Daily Gratitude: small bundles of fresh lavender, busy bumblebees in the garden, fresh flounder

Quote of the Day for YOU: When the bee comes to your house, let her have beer; you may want to visit the bee’s house some day.  ~Congo Proverb

© Teresita Abad Doebley All rights reserved 2009-2012.

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7 thoughts on “Air Pollution and Scented Flowers

  1. They come for the honeysuckle and then move on… I don’t get as many as I used to, since years of being pummeled by the weather and rodents decimated a huge chunk of our garden.

  2. I’m not sure what they like, but I see them visiting my garden from time to time. Once when I had a lot of Lamb’s ear and allowed it to go into bloom (some recommend you cut the blooms, because it is the foilage you want),it was covered with very busy bees. Maybe I should consider planting some here, but it is relatively high maintenance.

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