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July 19, 2014


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Beautiful! I love them!

Graham Rice

Yes, Joan, they're gorgeous. And now I have a friend who wants to re-create the whole thing on their own land!

Margaret Young

How very strange that you saw no insects - conventional wisdom would suggest that a field of these simple "daisy" type flowers would be a bee and bug-magnet. Have you any idea what has "gone wrong" here?

Graham Rice

Had another look yesterday, and there were insects on the wild bergamot, Monarda fistulosa, that's flowering in the same field now that the rudbeckia is fading and there were also a few on fleabane, Erigeron annuus. But none on the rudbeckias - very odd.

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