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     "Bee-Dazzled" 

    Summer 2014 Garden Show

    L&C’s Monticello Sculpture Gardens was a-buzz with "Bee-Dazzled," our 2014 summer garden show featuring bee-attracting plants. The outdoor flower display showcased colorful blossoms, which provided food for docile, yet hard-working, native pollinators. 

    Stunning 10-foot tall flowering vine columns dripping with dutchman’s pipe, passion vine, morning glory and flame honeysuckle sprang from the landscape. Vine tunnels laden with buzzing gourd blossoms in the spring transformed into a spectacular living gourd show. A sunflower labyrinth provided cheerful color and excitement on campus in late summer. 

    Local school children contributed their creativity and energy as they made artistic native bee boxes, bee-themed stepping-stones and beehives. 

     Learn more about the plants and bees featured in this show.

    Things to remember:

    • Bees are docile, hardworking and essential to our food, health and planet. Of the 4,000 native species, the males do not have stingers and remain in the nest, and the females will only sting if severely threatened.
    • Air-borne pollen is the cause of most of our hay fever allergies. The flowers in Bee-Dazzled are pollinated by insects or animals, not the wind, so breathe easy!
    • Bee-Dazzled blooms will change from May to September, so be sure to check the moveable signs the gardeners post as the drama unfolds.

       
     Bee-Map