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  1. #1
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    Default seed swap

    I figured we could post what we have for trade here as seeds or small plants.

    I am looking for a flowering plant called spider plant/flower. It has thorns on the stalks, pot shaped leaves, is an annual and has white and pink/purple flowers. bees seem to like it.

    I am also looking for anything else that is pretty and the bees love. PM me please
    Last edited by wfuavenger; 01-05-2010 at 09:44 AM.

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    Default Re: seed swap

    The plant you are looking for is Cleome/Spider Flower (Cleome Hasslerana) with the two cultivars Queen(pink, rose, violet, white or mixed) and Cambell(white). The seeds can commonly be purchased at gardening stores and the bees love the flowers.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: seed swap

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: seed swap

    these reseed like mad.

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    Default Re: seed swap

    The spider plant/flower is very easy to grow. The thorny looking protrusions on the stalk are the seed pods.

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    Default Re: I found where my bees are foraging!

    I was walking around my neighborhood and saw a bunch of flying insects were working the large stands of cleome in a neighbors front yard. From the street I could see the bumblebees but when I ventured closer down their sidewalk I saw the plants were just humming with bees. I thought I "owe someone a jar of honey when I get some" but am afraid if I do that and they are upset about the bees it won't end well despite the neighborly gesture. Anyone know if they are working it for pollen or nectar?

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    Default Re: I found where my bees are foraging!

    > Anyone know if they are working it for pollen or nectar?

    This US Forest Service page says bees get both nectar and pollen from cleome:
    http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/33638
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: I found where my bees are foraging!

    Rocky mountain bee plant is in the same lines also

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