Haiku: Cardinal Flower

Red gets attention
Butterflies seek their nectar
Plant and they will come

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 9/2/17

Inspirational photo by CCO Creative Commons at Pixabay

Haiku: A-choo!

The Common sneezeweed
Attracts bees and butterflies
Large showy flowers

Golden petals and red head Common sneezeweed
Golden petals and red headed Common sneezeweed

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 6/29/17

Inspirational photo of yellow sneezeweed by Veronica Sanchez 6/17

Red Common sneezeweed compliments of Pixabay

Allergy sufferers need not worry about being around sneezeweed.  Interesting that this flower has a history of use when crushed to make a form of snuff that caused sneezing. Fascinating!  Legend also says that these flowers sprang from the ground where Helen of Troy’s tears fell.

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Haiku: Honey makers

Come honey makers

Pollinate the bee magic

Summer please bring them

Swallowtail butterfly nectaring on an orange lily
Swallowtail butterfly nectaring on an orange lily

When buying seeds for spring planting, consider growing flowers that attract honey bees and butterflies and end the use of harmful pesticides that kill the honey bee population and harm the butterfly cycle of life.