Trees for Bees
Flowering trees are great for pollinators! They provide high levels of pollen and nectar that bees need for their existence. Tammy Algood is at Rock Bridge Trees in Bethpage Tennessee to show off some beautiful trees that are very supportive of pollinators.
Plants Featured in this Clip
ARONIA melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)
ILEX glabra (Inkberry holly)
TILIA cordata (Little Leaf Linden)
AESCULUS parviflora (Bottlebrush buckeye)
SYRINGA reticulate (Ivory Silk Lilac Tree) 'Ivory Silk'
- Little-leaf Linden are susceptible to Japanese Beetles. They can skeletonize foliage. Mature trees have been destroyed by a heavy infestation.
- After the leaves fall off the Ivory Silk tree, the dark red bark adds an interesting dimension in the landscape.
Rock Bridge Trees 199 Dry Fork Creek Road, Bethpage TN 37022 www.rockbridgetrees.com or 615.841.3664
Tammy Algood — Tammy has loved to garden and cook her whole life. She wanted to spend as much time as possible with her Grandmother who gardened and cooked, so she learned at her knee. Tammy is a marketing specialist with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. She has written numerous cookbooks, including Farm Fresh Southern Cooking and The Southern Slow Cooker Bible. “Being a host on Volunteer Gardener allows me to meld both of my passions into one activity…cooking from my garden.”