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.....the pollinator garden is full of them this year. Prairies are a mix of wildflowers and grasses. And so are pollinator gardens. The grasses help support the delicate and sometimes fragile blossoming plants. The Garden Club has tried to plant hardy perennials that will need a minimum of supporting growth, but that growth, the grasses, play an important role in the garden. The grasses hold the soil and water for the flowers. The trick is finding a balance so that the greenery doesn't over power the landscape. Right now there is an abundance of ragweed that hasn't yet bloomed. Club members are working hard to thin the ragweed and give the Black-eyed Susans, coneflowers, beardtongue , false sunflowers , and milkweed more room to spread and become permanent features. There are many other flowering varieties in the garden. One of our projects is to design an information board that will identify what is growing. This garden is located at Lincoln Park. I invite everyone to stop by, walk up close but not into, the garden and see how many flowers, insects and birds can be spotted. That lovely fragrance, if you go now, is milkweed.

Our next meeting is August 10, 9:30 am at the clubhouse. We'd love to have you join us.

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