Friday, July 23, 2010

Clethra alnifolia Video


No swarm of insects to be seen here but some can be just as good. Each morning I walk out the front door and am usually greeted by the fragrance of this plant. I have two planted out front and can't wait for them to reach their 8' tall goodness. Unfortunately this past winter's snow fall has bent most of the branches downward. Hopefully this winter isn't as harsh.

A few pollinators I've seen on the plant not featured on the video are assorted sweat bees, scoliid wasps, and some type of blue mosquito that's slightly larger than the blood sucking one. 

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