[permaculture] help Eric Toensmeier write his new book

venaurafarm venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Fri Apr 5 21:58:36 EDT 2013


On 4/5/2013 9:57 PM, venaurafarm wrote:

> Thumbs up for milkweed. It grows like a weed if left to naturalize
> without mowing. Here's a video I made of bumblebees foraging on milkweed
> blooms; they are really going at it.

Corrected link:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Gefv1wXCn_g/TuGDar8a2xI/AAAAAAAABhI/z20dHeNxPsY/w497-h373-o/Plants-BB%252Bmilkweed-long.flv

> What about vines? Campsis radicans or trumpet vine is a beautiful
> landscape feature and is not difficult to control. Insects of all sizes
> seem to use it as a food source so it would have a niche in a
> permaculture design. Here are videos of this plant:
>
> https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jgEHheI-erA/TuGDbBGZuaI/AAAAAAAABgM/y-THoYGXu0g/w78-h78-p-o/Plants-colorfull-tf.flv
>
>
> https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JGFcU6zGm7A/TuGDavqkByI/AAAAAAAABgg/cdwiP5Eo0sg/w78-h78-p-o/Plants-long-bbg.flv
>
>
> https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VLs-K6iKVO8/TuGG7eDDO7I/AAAAAAAABg8/X5T-KaAw9Gc/w78-h78-p-o/Plants-short-art-TF.flv
>
>
> You can see ants and other small insects racing around on the blooms.



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