pollinator garden

  • 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…

  • Temple of Bloom seven-son flower
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    Temple of Bloom® Seven-Son Flower Offers a More Compact Form and Earlier Blooms

    Seven-son flower is often considered a tree for pollinator gardeners and plant collectors. In spring, it’s one of those plants at the garden center that shoppers might walk by without…

  • new meadow garden in full bloom
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    A Native Meadow From Seed

    Today’s photos are from James Dillon. I own a small landscaping/gardening company located near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. We specialize in residential landscape design/installation and small-scale ecologically valuable plantings like…

  • large garden bed full of colorful flowers
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    Gardening for Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Beauty

    Today’s photos are from Julianne Labreche in Ottawa, Ontario. I am a Master Gardener who gardens and volunteers my skills in Ottawa. A few years ago, I removed all the…

  • Common milkweed with a bee
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    Gardening for Pollinators on Staten Island

    Today’s photos are from Virginia Sherry, who is the founder of the Native Plant Society of Staten Island. I am writing from Staten Island, New York, to share photos of…

  • swallowtail butterfly on a pink flower
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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…

  • bright colored flowers and foliage in the garden
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    Before and After in Shelley’s Garden

    Today we’re in Old Chatham, New York, visiting with Shelley Haefner. I have been gardening for a little over 12 years now. At the beginning of my journey, I just…

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    Late Summer in Kevin’s Garden

    My name is Kevin Kelly, and I garden in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b). My property is on 1/3 acre in a suburban neighborhood. I have lived here for 25 years.…

  • green meadow with flowers
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    Massachusetts Meadow

    Today we’re visiting Heidi Dollard’s garden. I have been gardening for 35 years in western Massachusetts. My gardens were always in the shade until four years ago, when we moved…

  • bird feeder in a pollinator-friendly garden
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    Washington State Pollinator Garden

    Today’s photos are from James Mahar. We own 21.5 acres in Washington State dedicated to wildlife, including a 20,000-square-foot spot specifically for pollinators. Here are a few photos. This area…