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    Design

    A Pollinator Garden on Lake Huron

    Today we’re visiting with Laura Pisko and her lake-house garden on the east shore of Lake Huron in Ontario. For 10 years I have been developing a pollinator garden in…

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    Ashland Terrace Garden

    We’re visiting with Ric McGee today. In 1999–2000 the nonprofit retirement community I directed was renovated and expanded. An avid naturalist, I designed and raised funds for a community cutting…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on a bright pink coneflower
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    Proof Is in the Pollinators

    Shelley Haefner is sharing a beautiful garden with us today. One of the best ways to know if you’re planting for pollinators is if you see a continual increase in…

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    Growing a Butterfly Garden in Southern California

    Most of Southern California is on the western monarch butterfly migration path and is home to a number of other fascinating butterflies that are ecologically significant pollinators. At a time…

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    Stephanie’s Favorite Pollinators

    Today we’re heading to Averill Park, New York, with Stephanie Stewart. These are shots of some of my favorite pollinators. The hummingbirds are attracted to salvia (Salvia guaranitica, Zone 7–10…

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    A Small-Space Butterfly Garden

    My name is Mayurika. The pandemic has taken a lot out of us, but I like to think in a positive way. This time has also allowed my 10-year-old daughter…

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    Gardening for Pollinators: Everything You Need to Know and Grow for a Gorgeous Pollinator Garden

    Nothing makes many of us happier than a busy little bee. Pollinators play an integral part in the food chain that we simply cannot replicate for impact. They affect all…

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    A Garden for Butterflies in Maryland

    Today’s photos come from garden designer James Dillon. Attached are pictures of a garden I designed pro bono for the Monarch Alliance (a nonprofit in Washington County, Maryland). The garden…

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    Butterflies and Blooms

    Today’s photos are from Christina Stiern. I’m sending some pictures from my garden in Defiance, Missouri, featuring early August blooms and some beautiful garden visitors. To see more of my…

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    Tour a Stylish Pollinator Garden

    In Designing a Stylish Pollinator Garden, author John Gwynne shared with us his tips for growing a pollinator-friendly garden. However, his design makes this garden a lovely spot for humans…