Category Archives: Beneficial Insects

Creating an Oasis for Pollinators

Homeowners have an opportunity to restore native habitat for pollinators, birds, and other wildlife.  Continue reading

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Bees for Pollinator Week

By Nancy Brooks, Extension Master Gardener I learned about a resource,  Conserving Bumble Bees by the Xerces Society, by participating in the Plant NOVA Natives series called Grow Natives sponsored by the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond. Each session has … Continue reading

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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf: The Pollinator Victory Garden

If you are looking for planting strategies with the potential to improve the productivity of your vegetable garden, or if you have heard about “companion planting” and want to know what science supports, Plant Partners by Jessica Walliser is a good resource. Continue reading

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Pollinators Under Threat

Pollinator Week 2020

Without pollinators and other insects, life as we know it would cease to exist. Learn how pollinators are under threat. Continue reading

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