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Rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccafolium) in front of cuphea.

Rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccafolium) in front of cuphea.

Bumble bee foraging on nectar from anise hyssop (Agastache 'Blue Fortune').

Bumble bee foraging on nectar from anise hyssop (Agastache 'Blue Fortune').

Giant resin bee (Megachile sculpturalis) on ornamental oregano

Giant resin bee (Megachile sculpturalis) on ornamental oregano

Photos and list of "What's in Bloom" at Chatham County Cooperative Extension's Demonstration Pollinator Garden; updated bi-weekly and archived back to 2010

November 2015 guest speaker: Debbie Roos: Create Your Own Pollinator Garden

Try adding these five native IL plants to your home garden

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Need some gardening inspiration this spring and summer? Robb Telfer of the Keller Science Action Center at The Field Museum shares some native plants that will spruce up your yard and are good for the environment.

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High' - Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High' - Purple coneflower

Eastern tiger swallowtails on joe-pye weed

Many native plants such as Joe Pye weed provide plentiful nectar and will help attract butterflies to your garden. Photo: Debbie Ros s

Lobed tickseed, columbines, bluestar, catmint, and more!

Monthly Pollinator Garden Tours Start May

Eastern silver aster (Symphyotrichum concolor), NJ native plants.

Eastern silver aster (Symphyotrichum concolor), NJ native plants.

Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen' - Ornamental oregano

Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen' - Ornamental oregano

honey bees on dwarf ironweed (Vernonia lettermanii)

honey bees on dwarf ironweed (Vernonia lettermanii)

Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia x grandiflora *exotic

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