Created a mason bee house two years ago... Must be working...every year I have gotten more and more mason bees. This year I have had to drill more holes for the 1st time in a year becuasethey have filled all spots. Just put up a 2nd house as well.
Nice! I've just been getting Potter wasps so far this year, unsure if native or not. I've seen bees go in, but they just use it as shelter and don't nest. I'm expecting Leafcutter bee activity to start picking up shortly.Created a mason bee house two years ago... Must be working...every year I have gotten more and more mason bees. This year I have had to drill more holes for the 1st time in a year becuaseView attachment 101819 they have filled all spots. Just put up a 2nd house as well.View attachment 101817 View attachment 101818
They are considered an invasive species in some parts of the country. They die back to the ground in our garden every year, but I can see with how quickly they grow in one season that they would become a real problem in a short period of time in an area where they grew year round.I have found out those butterfly bushes grow everywhere!
Oh! Good to know! I will try wintersowing them this year and see what results I can achieve!Grows easily from seed after a 30 day cold/moist period. Can flower first year, and will get bigger the following two or three years. I'm planning on adding more and more until my garden is full of them.
As I mentioned above, I never knew this. I just read an article from Rodale Organic Life that talked about how butterfly bushes are not only invasive, they also are bad for 2 other reasons:Butterfly bushes are evil and invasive.
That's why I plant Butterflyweed.
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