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Pollinator conservation in your garden

posted Jul 15, 2010 00:32:22 by Carole
The Xerces society is doing some amazing work with pollinator conservation. Check out managing habitat for pollinators
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AcornGirl said Aug 16, 2010 14:49:24
They've compiled such an incredible collection of resources there - it's an inspiration to all of us. :)

I've been putting a lot of effort into improving forage for bees in the last few years. It's really freaked me out how few honeybees I see in my yard. Last year I saw only one or two all summer until my Autumn Joy sedum bloomed, and then suddenly I had honeybees galore!

We do seem to have a pretty healthy population of bumblebees, though. They hang out in the front yard and seem especially fond of my catmint. They were also going wild over my wild bergamot, but that doesn't bloom as long, unfortunately.
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Carole said Aug 16, 2010 18:38:54
Hi, AcornGirl, it's so nice to see you here. The trick for bees and other pollinators is to have continuous bloom in your garden from early spring through the fall. Knowing the bloom time for trees, shrubs, and your wildflowers and perennials can help you achieve the goal of constant blooming in your garden
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