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Old 07-18-2014, 02:54 PM   #1
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Never seen this many different types of insects on a plant before. Seems to attract everyone. Bumblebees, digger wasps, potter wasps, paper wasps, long horned beetles, sweat bees, carpenter bees. Very easy to access nectar and ample pollen.


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Old 07-22-2014, 09:17 PM   #2
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A few years ago, I added a couple meadowsweet...and I've seen the pollinators it attracts. Over the years, I've added a few more. Last year, I added the pink one--steeplebush...not sure of botanical name.

I'd love to watch the videos you posted, but I can't access them.
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:52 PM   #3
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Hmm, the videos work for me.

00022 White Meadowsweet Pollinators - YouTube

00023 White Meadowsweet Pollinators 2 - YouTube
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:43 PM   #4
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I had no trouble with the video links.

Meadowsweet wants moist to wet soil. That must be why it never hit my plant list, though perhaps I could put one in a pot in the stream. Sigh. It is truly a beautiful plant. At least it is shade tolerant.
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I had no trouble with the video links.
It is playing for me now. Thanks. (Before there was nothing even to click on.)
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:08 PM   #6
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Nice video of the insects visiting your meadow sweet. I watched some of the other videos you took. We have had a mild wet summer until recently. Amazing how a few hot steamy days kicks up the buzz and hum.
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