Posts Tagged ‘Wildflower’

The American Goldfinch, one of the many frequent visitors to the beautiful property at HollyHedge Estate.

HollyHedge Estate attempts to create a suitable environment to aid our local bee populations. An important step we’ve taken is to foster a healthy landscape of plants that serve not just to please the eye…


July 30th, 2015 by Tim Luccaro

SENNA senna alexandrina This large, long-lived herbaceous is a popular, leafy plant with bright yellow flowers that are a favorite of bumble bees. Its seeds are also a popular food for larger birds such as turkeys. The Senna is also a nitrogen-fixer, in the legume family, which helps build healthy soil. In summation, this plant […]

Bee Balm

July 30th, 2015 by Tim Luccaro

BEE BALM monarda These fiery, cheerful perennials add life and vivid color to our lush landscape, while attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Bee balms are utilized not only for their beauty, but they make great teas and herbs as well. Other Native Wildflowers: Butterfly Weed Trumpet Honeysuckle Mountain Mint Black Eyed Susan Purple Coneflower Joe […]


July 30th, 2015 by Tim Luccaro

COLUMBINE aquilegia canadensis This natural red native is among the first of the flowers to provide nectar for the pollinators. It is one of the top flowers we have on the property that attracts hummingbirds, and is a very versatile plant when it comes to sunlight and soil, for it can grow in a wide […]