pollinator garden

  • hostas and yellow flowers along a garden path

    Celebrating End-of-Summer Beauty with Maxine

    Today we’re in Rotterdam, New York, visiting with Maxine Brisport. Each year I gaze in wonderment of the beauty that graces my upstate New York garden—from the brilliant yellow of…

  • regional pollinator plants

    Pollinator Plants for Your Region

    As digital content editor Christine Alexander explains, pollinators play a vital role in our ecosystem and we should all be doing our part to support their populations: "Pollinators play an…

  • A Rooftop Pollinator Pit Stop

    Take a Video Tour of a Rooftop Pollinator Garden

    Take a tour through a magical pollinator garden located atop a multistory apartment building in the middle of Chicago. Featured in Fine Gardening #213, this garden is an oasis within…

  • close up of moth that looks like a hummingbird on a pink bee balm flower

    Visitors in Maxine’s Garden

    We’re in Rotterdam, New York, visiting with Maxine Brisport today. My daily walk through the garden has become a ritual. I absolutely enjoy gazing at the colors and softly inhaling…

  • hardy pollinator plants

    7 Tough Pollinator Plants That Thrive in Punishing Conditions

    These seven tough pollinator plants can take wind, heat, full sun, and extremely well-drained soil without much supplemental water. In An Urban Rooftop Garden for Pollinators, Hayden Regina writes: Standouts…

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    An Urban Rooftop Garden for Pollinators

    Each morning my partner, Steve, and I head up to our rooftop to greet the bees as they begin their days’ work. After all, time is honey. While I sometimes…

  • pollinator garden

    Reaching New Gardening Heights | Letter from the Editor

    “Can bees even fly that high?” This was a comment made by one of our editors during a planning session for this issue of Fine Gardening. She was referring to…

  • new front garden bed after new pollinator-friendly plantings

    Nicki’s New Garden Project

    Today we’re in Lake Bluff, Illinois, visiting Nicki Snoblin’s garden. This year I decided to dig up about a third of my front yard to make a place for sun-loving,…

  • bee on a pink dahlia

    7 Simple Ways to Help Pollinators

    We gardeners are becoming more aware of our changing world, not just the climate but also the habitat reduction for pollinators. Landscape designers are becoming more aware and responding by…

  • Reimagining Curb Appeal Garden Tour

    Tour a Beautiful, Eco-Friendly Front-Yard Garden

    Lou and Dell Salza’s front yard in Shaker Heights, Ohio, is living proof that a garden can be both beautiful and ecologically functional. Making the most of a modestly sized…