We have beautiful gardens around the church tended by our “Gardeners of Eden.”
Bees, flies, and butterflies are excellent pollinators, fertilizing trees, flowers, and shrubbery. The pollination of a plant is necessary for it to reproduce, contributing to the production of flowers and berries. This is an important process, required by all plants with the exception of grass, wheat, and corn.
You may have heard that bee populations have been in decline. Supporting bees by planting flowers around your home can help support this vital part of our eco-system. So, while we may not think of our flower gardens as anything more than a delight to the eye, they are playing a role in conserving our environment.
First we highlight the “Butterfly Garden”
which you can find near the back parking lot, next to the playground. The butterfly garden contains plants specifically chosen to attract butterflies.
(Photos are “representative” as sometimes our resident woodchuck does some “pruning.”)
Butterfly Bushes (Buddleia) We have bushes in dark purple, light purple, and white.
Pink and white coneflower (Echinacea)
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)
Bee Balm (Monarda)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
In Other Church Gardens…