Our Mimosa Tree with a Brown Swallowtail
If you are like me, you love to spend the summer outside, planting and spoiling your yard and/or your gardens and taking great delight in the myriad of colorful things that come to enjoy them with you~
As you can imagine, Florida, being a tropical paradise, has as many gorgeous plants, as it does things to enjoy them.
You make countless trips to your local stores and bring home bright, beautiful flowery things that you hope will not only live and prosper, but will also please the little things that come everyday and politely pollinate them all for you.
That would be the glorious butterflies, bees and hummingbirds, to name but a few.
But, what if these very pretty things that you brought home, were covered with bad things that were hurting our little winged friends?
Would you still bring them home?
Of course not!
Well, if you shop at Lowe’s or Home Depot or other similar Garden Stores, the plants that you are bringing home, just could be, ” laced with pesticides. ”
If you would like to learn more about all of this and also wish to sign a petition addressed to the CEO’s of these companies, insisting that they “cease and desist” in this diabolical practice, please look at some of these links:
Study Finds Many “Bee-Friendly” Plants Laced with Pesticide
Are the Flowers you’re buying killing Bees?
Pilot Study Finds Plants Sold As ‘Bee Friendly’ Pretreated With Pesticides
BTW: One last word of caution, the Wild Bird Seeds that we all bring home for the gorgeous birds who come each day to visit us, also has pesticides in them: Bird Seed Poisons Wild Birds
No Dorothy, our world has not turned out to be a place of, ” better living through chemistry! “
OMG, that is horrible about the bird seed! I LOVE the birds and watch them often. How horrid to think I harmed them. Thank you for the info, much appreciated.
It is all really sad.
They know what they are doing is wrong when they make these products.
Are they hoping that we never find out?
Many places now carry Organic, safe products for our wild things and our gardens!
My speech exactly. My chemistry professor once said our modern chemicals are not better then what nature has provided us with for years. But they’re extremely aggressive.
He is so correct and the same can be said for the human body~
It is perfect, but we confuse it with way too many chemicals and drugs.
Thanks for the post! I never even thought of chemicals on the plants I bought.
You would be shocked at what is in and on the products we buy everyday~
TRUE, TRUE, TRUE!!!
Didn’t know about this before, but you are the second person to write about this that I’ve seen today.
Thank you for coming and sharing.
I heard about the pesticides in flowers on the news (Minnesota Public Radio) the other day. I had not heard about the bird seed problem. Thank you for bringing this problem to our attention.
I have heard about both of these issues several times and could not wait anymore to share about both.
Thank you for your continuing support, it means so much.
A great filmmaker and a great American……namaste. . .Anne;
Thank you so much for your kind support~
Thanks for the information! Namaste. . .. Anne
You are so welcome Anne.
Hope it helps~