Pollinator Gardens

Pollinators such as bees and butterflies are a crucial part of our ecosystem and food supply and can benefit enormously from home gardening practices. Learn how to create a pollinator-friendly garden and backyard habitat, including choosing the best plants for attracting and sustaining different pollinator species.


Do Bees Hibernate in Winter?

Do Bees Hibernate in Winter?

We spend a lot of time marveling at and sharing our knowledge about bees and other pollinators and stressing the importance of creating landscapes that can sustain them. But as days shorten and temperatures cool in most parts of the country, summer becomes an...
The Importance of Growing Milkweed

The Importance of Growing Milkweed

For those who grew up spending a lot of time outdoors in nature, the mention of milkweed may conjure up childhood memories of playing in open fields colonized with riotous collections of untamed, native plants. The favorite among them may have been the milkweed with...
How Can Gardeners Help Save the Butterflies?

How Can Gardeners Help Save the Butterflies?

The appearance of butterflies in spring and summer elicits universal delight. With their delicate wings and varied colors and intricate markings, along with their seemingly capricious flight paths, they are a never-ending source of fascination and wonder. Sadly, more...