Pollinator Garden at Bag & Baggage
About the Garden
Come enjoy the new Literary Pollinator Garden designed by local Glencoe High School Junior, Lazar Isakharov. HDP helped Lazar bring this beautiful garden to fruition with the help of volunteers from Bag&Baggage and the neighboring community.
The garden is located at Bag & Baggage at 350 E. Main St.
This garden serves as an educational tool about the literary significance of specially chosen flowers and greenery, as well as attract native pollinators including bees, hummingbirds, butterflies and others.
Look below to see pictures of the project find more information about the plants you can find in the garden!
“…the winter is kind and leaves red berries on the boughs for hungry sparrows…”
~John Geddes, “A Familiar Rain,” 2011
“The morning-glories on the wall
Fling out their purple trumpets to the wind,—”
~Elizabeth Chase Akers Allen (1832–1911), “October,” c.1866
Why should you care about bees?
Bees probably have more impact on your life than you realize. Bees are pollinators, meaning they carry pollen between plants. This is a part of the plant life cycle, including 90% of leading global food crops. Without bees, we could not have the food we love, such as fruits, nuts, coffee, and vanilla. Bees also pollinate plants like alfalfa and clover, which are eaten by livestock, making them an important part of the economy. Bees are vital in maintaining ecosystems and biodiversity. Pollination fertilizes flowers and other plants, making seeds, and providing habitat and food for animals, making up the base of the food chain. Recent trends show that the bee population is decreasing, and this garden represents a way that we can help them. The plants in this garden were selected to provide a valuable food source and habitat for our local pollinators.
“Flower of this purple dye,
Hit with Cupid’s archery,
Sink in the apple of his eye.”
~WIlliam Shakespere (1564-1616), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 1600
Spanish Lavender Lavandula stoechas
Black- eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta
Black Mondo Grass Ophiopogon planiscapus
Silver thyme Thymus vulgaris ‘Argenteus
Pansy Viola tricolor var. hortensis
Snow crystals Lobularia maritima
Evergreen Huckleberry Vaccinium ovatum
Vancouver jade Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Hardy fuchsia Fuchsia magellanica
Autumn Joy Sedum Hylotelephium telephium
Everillo Carex oshimensis
Purple Beauty Phlox Phlox subulata
Stonecrop sedum Sedum litoreum
Sea Pink Armeria maritima
Red-flowering Currant Ribes sanguineum
Early Blue Violet Viola adunca
Evergreen Violet Viola sempervirens