Summertime and other flowering ornamentals are dominant. Both the insect habitat and the aesthetics have evolved.
From Compost and Cover Crops to Improve the Soil, Control Pests, Add Beauty
Later in the same season. The diversity of flowering plants evolves. This is habitat we create for beneficial insects to control pest insects.
A bit later in the season at another vineyard...other ornamentals join the lupines and clover, adding more beauty to the vineyard. Variety in species of plants broadens the habitat for beneficial insects to keep insect pest populations low.
A new vineyard's winter cover crop...clovers and lupines pull nitrogen from the air to improve soil fertility.
From Cover Crops and Beauty
Wildflowers and vineyard 'cover crops' to feed the soil and our souls.
From Eco-Friendly Vineyard and Garden