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With every garden, there is magic involved, Imagine a engine of a car, this is the engine of your yard, the more pistons or plants you have growing in it, the more they will compliment each other. Like a engine has a lot of moving parts, the garden should have a variety of plants, to make for a challenging environment where the survival of the fittest to reseed, and, the strength of minorities in numbers o make for a community of flowers is important.

This is where the garden can be used to attract bees and wasps, birds and beetles. This is done by planting the right things in them, and, I will show you how, soon...

Of course, the more you have in your garden, the more dense it will be, with them fighting for sunlight and air, to reach up to be pollinated before other flowers. Yes, this follows society, in that it takes competition from within to fight for survival without - every flower on a bush will fight for light and pollination, just as we do, okay?
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I have heard that a bottle brush tree, one with seeds and pollen attracts hornets ad wasps. This is because they see red, as they are red and dawn is red, yes? These wasps get covered in pollen if the chance arises, as they need to wipe it off on their nests to make for a bigger nest, yes? This is like a lot of pollen being rolled into wax, like a bee, but the bees use less density for their hives as they move around a lot more, so there is not enough time to build huge nests they do not need.

Then, with birds, they like seeds, yes? This is preferred by the reptiles, as, they know the difference between a full stomach and a lot of pollen in their mouths, waiting for them to become honey. The tress constantly drop seeds for them to eat and semi digest the outside of, which they excrete as soon as they can, as they can then get more foods into them that yield dividends, if you will? Beatles are a plague that the birds eat, that is why they come to vegetated areas, mind you.

Then, arranging your garden so that big things are next to big things, and small things likewise, there can be less trampling of different colours codes of attraction. Think of yourself as a bee; would you go to the same colour all the time? Do you wear the same clothes every day? Are all your vegetables the same colour, and, do you need to eat different types? This follows then that the right way to code your garden is with many colours, if you will!
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These come from, as with cooking, the energies of pollen and scent affecting each other. As the bees are attracted to scent, the flowers smell the bees and know what to produce to make them stay longer, yes? This follows that the flowers will release scents to interact with each other, and, that means they will create a collage of smells, if you know what I mean?

So, getting the colours together, so they they represent the overall scent of flowers, with some being heavier then others, due to the density of their colouration, due to the density of their colouring, with darker colours being made of more density, we find that each flower will give scents to others making them open up more if they are brighter, yes? This follows that with purple plants, the flowers will open up less if they are brighter...

Now, to have a good garden, you need to include as much yellow as possible, to lighten the load, red too, orange hopefully. These three colours add to the sensations of other plants, unless it is a hostile environment like the jungle, where staying thick and strong are considered a good thing.
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Awesome. I love my garden and have many flowers of all colours.

Did you know that bees see Blue and Purples clearer and are attracted to those the most. Also a double bloom flower (the double ruffled petals) are sterile and pointless for pollinators.

Sunflowers are brilliant for bringing in the yellow and then the seeds can feed the birds too :D
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Gardens are our stake in being lords of nature... that and pets!
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Brett Nortje wrote:I have heard that a bottle brush tree, one with seeds and pollen attracts hornets ad wasps. This is because they see red, as they are red and dawn is red, yes? These wasps get covered in pollen if the chance arises, as they need to wipe it off on their nests to make for a bigger nest, yes? This is like a lot of pollen being rolled into wax, like a bee, but the bees use less density for their hives as they move around a lot more, so there is not enough time to build huge nests they do not need.
Could you please site your source on this,? wasps are not pollen "gatherers" although they may get some pollen on them they lack the equipment necessary to be a "gatherer" nor do they make wax like bees. Bees nests can be Huge, very huge and built upon year after year.

The bottle brush is a pretty magical plant, though I may be bias as it was the first tree I remember having a real connection with. We had one in our backyard when I was a kid and it made the most perfect canopy of flowering branches forming a natural fort and hideaway. The bees did freak me out a bit getting past them. I hid from my brother there, had tea parties, and imagined I was a pioneer girl and this was my house.
This tree/shrub comes in many more colors than red and is in the family of Myrtles, same as Eucalyptus, nether of which are native to the Americas, nor do I belive South Africa. As someone who is on the fence about non native species, I have found a lot of joy in the bottle brush and all the Myrtles and am glad to have it and it's family members around. Yet the eucalyptus has created some trouble and environmentalists want it removed.
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firebirdflys wrote:
Brett Nortje wrote:I have heard that a bottle brush tree, one with seeds and pollen attracts hornets ad wasps. This is because they see red, as they are red and dawn is red, yes? These wasps get covered in pollen if the chance arises, as they need to wipe it off on their nests to make for a bigger nest, yes? This is like a lot of pollen being rolled into wax, like a bee, but the bees use less density for their hives as they move around a lot more, so there is not enough time to build huge nests they do not need.
Could you please site your source on this,? wasps are not pollen "gatherers" although they may get some pollen on them they lack the equipment necessary to be a "gatherer" nor do they make wax like bees. Bees nests can be Huge, very huge and built upon year after year.

The bottle brush is a pretty magical plant, though I may be bias as it was the first tree I remember having a real connection with. We had one in our backyard when I was a kid and it made the most perfect canopy of flowering branches forming a natural fort and hideaway. The bees did freak me out a bit getting past them. I hid from my brother there, had tea parties, and imagined I was a pioneer girl and this was my house.
This tree/shrub comes in many more colors than red and is in the family of Myrtles, same as Eucalyptus, nether of which are native to the Americas, nor do I belive South Africa. As someone who is on the fence about non native species, I have found a lot of joy in the bottle brush and all the Myrtles and am glad to have it and it's family members around. Yet the eucalyptus has created some trouble and environmentalists want it removed.
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Haven't you ever seen wasps literally covered in pollen? Oh, wait, that must be from trying to get to other things... Thanks for the correction, although I mistook the pollen on the wasps as what they were after, and, aren't they after pollen anyway?

I swear some wasps I have seen are literally drunk with pollen!
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I'm not saying that they might not get pollen on them, all bugs that visit flowers are going to get pollen on them, but wasps are not "gatherers" like bees are. Bees pack pollen on their legs to bring back to the nest, wasps do not do that.

Flowers can take on a palette of their own, being a florist, I find the different colors and textures are like paint and sculpture all at the same time, same in the garden. One can create a color theme or complementary composition, anything is possible. The only thing lacking in the flower world are an abundance of blue flowers. Wonder why.
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Bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas. They're abundant i the Texas hill country.
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Oh yes :fairy: I love lupines, wolf flower!
No, what I should have said that as far as flower color goes, there is not very many true blue varities. Blue probably the rarest or black because black varieties usually have a tinge of some other color like red or brown.
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