'Jeana' Phlox is one of the top pollinator attracting plants in my garden in the dog days of summer. Attracting dozens of butterflies and other assorted bees, my patch starts in the late morning with a few butterflies and by the end of the heat of the day, the plants look like they are fluttering …
Many pollinator species have suffered serious declines in recent years. Unfortunately, most of our landscapes offer little in the way of appropriate habitat, forage, and housing. Even the most beautiful gardens are not always healthy ecosystems. Design choices, plant selections, and maintenance practices can make a huge difference in creating your own healthy ecosystem, filled …
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Last week was the official kick off of Pollinator Week, and the event has now grown to be an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.
Pollinators are flying and searching for nectar and pollen to take back to their colony and the pickings are slim until the rest of the spring flowers open. Help them out with container plantings to supplement their foraging efforts
Pollinator Week, June 20-26, has now grown to be an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.
TheGardenDiaries Etsy shop carries my original pollination poster.
It's time to get out my crystal ball and find out whats coming up in the gardening world for 2016. Find out about the top 10 gardening trends that gardeners across the globe are following.
A presidential task force has been created to study the plight of bees, both native and non-native bees, and other insect pollinators. Go to The Great Sunflower Project to get more information on how to help out the bees.
Here is a lowdown on what is new, what is hot, and what people are really thinking about when they plan ahead for the upcoming growing season.