Attracting Pollinators: Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are a wonder to me! They are so tiny, so fast, so amazing to watch! Yet, they are also useful in the garden as insect feeders and pollinators. Besides attracting bees and butterflies to your garden, consider attracting hummingbirds, as well. Learn how!

Attracting Pollinators: Butterflies

When people think about pollinators, they obviously think of bees because they are the world’s master pollinators. But they are not the only ones. Butterflies are also good pollinators. So, while you’re planting flowers to attract bees to your garden, don’t neglect attracting butterflies, as well. Learn how!

Attracting Pollinators: Bees

Spring is finally here! Not just on the calendar, but in my garden. The bees have arrived! While walking out to my garden yesterday, I had to be careful not to step on all the bees flying around the white clover in my yard. (The picture above was taken next to my turnip bed.) I had no problem with lack of bees in my garden last year, and I believe I’ll have no problem this year either. However, some of my friends were forced to hand pollinate their gardens last year in order to get fruit because they had no bees. With many farmers and gardeners suffering from the decrease in bee populations due to disease, we must become more purposeful in attracting these masterful pollinators to our crops. Learn how!