Pollinator plants

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    Pam’s Garden in Montana

    My name is Pam Alvord. In 2019 I submitted photos of our North Carolina garden in Zone 7B (Learning From Gardening in Different Climates). I explained that I have gardened…

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    A Disease-Resistant Bee Balm

    Hooray for botanist John Bartram, who brought Monarda didyma back to Philadelphia from Oswego, New York, in the 1740s. He marveled at the scented leaves and abundance of color, and…

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    Barb’s Garden Habitat

    Hi. I am Barb Mrgich, a Master Gardener from Adams County, Pennsylvania. I have gardened on the same land in Zone 6B for 34 years. For the past 10 years,…

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    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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    Winter Nectar Plants for Hummingbirds in the Southwest

    There’s something magical about a garden graced with hummingbirds. As they dart between flowers and zip by at impossible speeds, they’re letting you know you’ve done something right. The Southwest,…

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    Brenda’s Garden Full of Native Plants

    I’m Brenda and have been gardening all my life, inspired by my grandmother. When I was very young, I would visit my grandparents’ home in upstate rural New Hampshire, and…

  • 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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    Pretty Penstemon Varieties for Pollinators in the Southern Plains

    When it comes to underappreciated perennials that deserve more attention, penstemon, or beardtongue (Penstemon spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) is among those at the top of my list. This genus…

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    The Best Dahlias for Pollinators in Northern California

    Growing and maintaining a healthy pollinator garden begins with a commitment to organic practices (including complete avoidance of pesticides) and to supplying year-round nourishment for your garden's beneficial insects. From…

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    ‘Peachie Keen’ Agastache Is a Jaw-Dropping Hummingbird Magnet

    If you are looking to draw attention to your garden this summer, look no further than ‘Peachie Keen’ agastache. This perennial shines with alluring summer blooms and fragrance that make…