Category Archives: Pollinators

Growing Together: Kandiyohi County Master Gardeners

Kandiyohi County University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners want to help gardeners take care of the environment, and their annual Fall Presentation Night addresses some big issues and solutions based…

March/April Northern Gardener Available

Nothing says spring like the pink blooms on a crabapple tree, and we’re celebrating the early days of spring with our March/April issue of Northern Gardener. That gorgeous cover photo…

Home and Garden Show Ideas Aplenty

The Minneapolis Home and Garden Show will be running two weekends this year (instead of just one), and we are excited to once again have scheduled a host of great…

Plant Herbs for Pollinators

Once while poking around my vegetable garden, I noticed the parsley was looking sparse. I hadn’t harvested that much, had I? Closer examination showed it wasn’t me, but a very…

Garden Trends for 2016

It’s fun to see all the garden trends that marketers and other soothsayers are predicting. Another way to¬† find out about what’s new in gardening is to see the kinds…

U of Minnesota Bee Squad

This article originally appeared in the January/February issue of Northern Gardener. At the University of Minnesota Bee Lab, pollinator bees are studied to better understand their role in the environment…

Book Review: Pollinator Friendly Gardening

In her new book, Pollinator Friendly Gardening, author and Northern Gardener columnist Rhonda Fleming Hayes reinforces a benefit of gardening with pollinators in mind that is sometimes glossed over in…

Best Books for Bird Gardeners

Are you a “bird gardener?” Many gardeners love the natural world and also enjoy it by hiking, biking, fishing or watching birds. As a home gardener, you are in a…