Category Archives: Pollinators

Pollinator Friendly Gardens, Part 3

Many gardeners want to create pollinator friendly gardens because butterflies and bees add to the health of a garden as well as it’s appearance. Water sources and other garden features…

Pollinator Friendly Gardens, Part 2

Having the right features in your garden will help attract pollinators, but the gardening practices you follow will make sure they stay there and do all the wonderful pollination they…

Pollinator Friendly Gardens, Part 1

Tuesday’s Protect the Pollinators symposium at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum included four great speakers on butterflies, bees, other pollinators, the threats they face and what gardeners can do about them….

Gardeners and Earth Day

It’s been almost 45 years since the first Earth Day, which will be marked tomorrow with celebrations, conferences and lots of educational events. One of the best ways to help…

Planting for Pollinators

Some problems seem so big and complicated that you almost give up on doing anything about them. Please, don’t give up on pollinators — whether bees, Monarch butterflies or any…