Sunday, July 12, 2015

Planting pollinator gardens

There's an excellent new initiative, from a consortium of groups, from non-profits to garden groups, in association with the recent federal initiative around promoting pollinator plantings.

It's called the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.

It's a good thing.

I "registered" my small landscape yesterday, which includes a pocket meadow and an informal perennial bed full of natives below the house (not to mention all of the native plants planted elsewhere).

It doesn't take much to transform a "traditional" perennial bed into a pollinator-friendly one.  But I'm feeling that we definitely need to encourage folks to do that, as well as transform lawns into life-supporting plantings.

I'm getting weary of seeing nothing but plants that just sit there, and don't "work for a living" in residential and commercial landscapes.

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