A Banner Day

Jun 29, 2010

First it was the California poppies. Then the lupine.

And now it's coreopsis, aka tickseed.

It's seasonal blooming at the Campus Buzzway, a quarter-acre wildflower garden planted last fall at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road at UC Davis.

A gift from Häagen-Dazs--in a project coordinated by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and the California Center for Urban Horticulture--the Campus Buzzway features blue and gold, the UC Davis colors.

Poppies and lupine starred in the garden earlier this year, and most have finished blooming. It's now coreopsis' turn.

Its spectacular neighbor, the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee friendly garden, will be the center of attention on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the public opening celebration. But the Campus Buzzway will attract attention, too.

Garry Pearson, greenhouse supervisor at UC Davis, unfolded three banners at the Campus Buzzway last week. The banners will be on display in the Campus Buzzway on special occasions.

The Sept. 11 opening of the gardens, set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is one of them.

By Kathy Keatley Garvey
Author - Communications specialist

Attached Images:

TRIO OF BANNERS will accent the Campus Buzzway at UC Davis. One features lupine, another California golden poppies, and the third, coreopsis or tickseed. These are the three plants featured in the quarter-acre garden. Here Garry Pearson, UC Davis greenhouse supervisor, adjusts a banner. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Trio of Banners

COREOPSIS, aka tickseed, is blooming in the Campus Buzzway, a quarter-acre wildflower garden at UC Davis. A banner touts the blooms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


HONEY BEE on coreopsis in the quarter-acre Campus Buzzway at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee on Coreopsis