Pollinator-Friendly Gardens

Pollinators in the Garden

Pollinators in the Garden

Just what is pollination, anyway? Everyone wants beneficial pollinators in their garden because it helps the plants… somehow or another. But maybe you’re a little fuzzy on what pollination is. It’s obvious that having more butterflies and hummingbirds in the garden is...

Companion Planting and Pollinators

Companion Planting and Pollinators

When you hear about companion planting, what comes to mind? Do you think of the Three Sisters, Corn, Beans, and Squash? Maybe you think of companion planting as a way to repel unwanted pests. It’s certainly true that pairing the right plants can discourage unwanted...

Attracting Hummingbirds

Attracting Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds love bright colorful flowers that provide a lot of nectar! Of course, you can put up a feeder, too, but flowers are the best source of nectar for hummingbirds. Add flowers in large clumps so that the birds can see bright patches to feed on. For the best...

Flowers for Pollinators: Birds, Bees, and Butterflies

Flowers for Pollinators: Birds, Bees, and Butterflies

Want more visitors to your garden? The most important thing you can do is simple: plant more flowers! Bees, butterflies, birds, and other pollinators that visit your garden will do important work helping your plants stay healthy and productive. Understanding how...

Bring More Bees to Your Garden

Bring More Bees to Your Garden

Bees are busy little workers that don’t get enough credit. They pollinate the crops that feed us, and we would starve without them. We should be excited to share our gardens with them because they will help keep our plants healthy and happy. What a wonderful...

Butterfly Gardens

Butterfly Gardens

One of the most popular pollinators is the butterfly! These colorful insects are a delight to home gardeners. They are beneficial to your plants and the entire ecosystem, but they also bring joy and color into the garden. Maybe you want to create a dedicated butterfly...

Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies

Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies

Monarch butterfly populations are in trouble. They’ve been declining for years because milkweed and wildflower populations have been eradicated as land management practices have changed. Areas that used to be wild and teeming with milkweed are now becoming urban and...

Support Your Local Pollinators: Plants That Pollinators Love.

Support Your Local Pollinators: Plants That Pollinators Love.

Pollinators are an important part of our world. They do a lot of work to keep plants growing and are a vital part of our ecosystem. Butterflies, bees, birds, beetles, and other pollinators keep our world alive and thriving. Why not show them a little love in your yard...