Yard & Garden Report: South Common Historic District
June 20, 2016 by PaulM Posted in Culture, Lowell 2 Comments
Just a quick update. I finally got around to Googling to identify the prolific yellow flower that’s been a star in my main garden for the past few years. See the image below for the Coreopsis Moonbeam or maybe Zagreb. With a big patch of them, as in my case, the yellow blossoms are so intense in combination with the green stalks and frilly leaves, not really leaves, that the foliage momentarily can appear to be blue (yellow and green make blue, right?) in bright sun.
Web photo courtesy of coreopsis.info
2 Responses to Yard & Garden Report: South Common Historic District
And bees and pollinators love ’em! One year I planted beans in a new location. My bean flowers were blooming, but no pods were forming. I thought – These beans are not being pollinated! So I uprooted a patch of coreopsis, stuck it in the ground next to the beans, and within a week, the pollinators had shown up in force. And I got a hill of beans!
Good to know, Meghan.