• Bees,  Gardening

    Plant These Flowers for a Beautiful Pollinator Garden Year Round

    Whether you are a beekeeper or not it is beneficial to plant a pollinator garden.  Pollinator gardens are gardens that specifically contain plants for attracting bees and butterflies.  Not only are these bee gardens beautiful, they also play a big role in helping bees. If you have a vegetable garden, pollinators are essential for your plants to produce fruit and vegetables. Bees visit many flowers a day to forage pollen and nectar. The pollen and nectar is then stored and used to feed larvae and make honey. If you are a beekeeper, you want your bees to forage on the best flowers to produce the best tasting honey. So what…

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    How To Create A Native Pollinator Garden

    Creating a native pollinator garden is a great way to support local wildlife while also adding beauty to your outdoor space. Native plants are an important part of any ecosystem and provide food and habitat for a wide range of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. By following these steps, you can create a thriving pollinator garden that will benefit both the environment and your own enjoyment. Step 1: Choose a Location and Prepare the Soil The first step in creating a native pollinator garden is to choose a location that receives plenty of sunlight and has well-drained soil. If your soil is compacted, you may need to aerate it…

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    How to Protect Your Plants from Insects

    Insects are a part of life. Do you have insect problems with your plants? Have you been successful in getting rid of them? How can you protect your plants from insects before it’s too late? In this article we will briefly explore insect control and how to control plant pests. Insect Control There are many pest companies that can help you get rid of unwanted insects and pests. How do you choose the right pest control company? This question could be an article all on its own, but here are some things to consider when choosing a pest company. Reputation Licensing Certifications Specialty Methods Liability Here are some important questions…

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    What Is a Hardiness Zone Map?

    The following is a guest post from Julie Fischer, a gardening specialist who also works as a full-time gardener. She loves being outdoors, spending time with her cats, and is working on cultivating her own garden in California. The growing zone you’re located in makes up the basis of knowledge for a healthy garden.Understanding your growing zone for a better harvest is the best tool in your arsenal ofgardening knowledge. Many seed packets will have the best zones for the plant listed on theback.  A hardiness zone map has been a standard for determining what kind of plants can growaccording to annual temperatures. In the United States, it is produced…

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    Annuals That Attract Bees

    When planning a garden for your home, consider creating a pollinator garden that attracts bees and butterflies. Pollinator gardens are important because they provide food for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, which encourages them to stay nearby. Why Attract Bees? Attracting bees are good for us and for the bees. Pollinator gardens support bees by providing them food, from the pollen and nectar in the garden. Many people like having pollinators in their garden to help pollinate their fruit and vegetable plants. Pollinators so important to our food system because many plants are dependent on pollination in order to produce fruit. Right now, it is estimated that 75% of food…

  • Bees,  Gardening

    Why Are Pollinator Gardens Important?

    Pollinator gardens are not only beautiful, they actually play a crucial role in our ecosystem. So, why are pollinator gardens important? Should you start a pollinator garden at home? Read on to learn about the benefits of pollinator gardens, as well as tips for growing one at home. Disclosure: As an affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. This is at no cost to you and helps to keep this website running. What is a Pollinator Garden? A pollinator garden is a type of garden that is planted specifically to attract pollinating insects.  This is done by planting nectar and pollen producing plants, as well as plants that provide shelter for…