Category Archives: Pollinators

I See Differently Now

By Alyssa Ford Morel, Certified Extension Master Gardener Nearly 20 years ago, I had a life-changing surgery. Since adolescence, my vision had become progressively more near-sighted, and by my early thirties, my uncorrected vision was 20/800. Contacts or glasses were … Continue reading

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Small Space Gardening for Pollinators

Homeowners with small yards or apartment dwellers with balconies may wonder what role they can play in supporting pollinators. The good news is that by selecting smaller sizes of woody plants and making creative use of containers, gardeners with limited space can enjoy appealing landscapes that attract a wide variety of these creatures. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England Aster)

Learn more about these lovely asters and watch a video with monarchs and other pollinators. Continue reading

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Milkweed Pods, Bugs and Monarchs

Watch this video–listen carefully for a munching sound–and see what you are missing if you don’t grow milkweed. Continue reading

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Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot) with Pollinators

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Have you seen any of these pollinators in your garden? Enjoy this great video from Mary Free featuring a variety of pollinators visiting Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot), at the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden on … Continue reading

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Tongue under Chin

To end Pollinator Week we bring you a tongue-under-chin story. In this short video, a queen Bombus impatiens (common eastern bumble bee) rests on the petals of a hydrangea. Continue reading

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