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Review: New Bee Guide from Heather Holm

Minnesota author Heather Holm’s latest bee guide has the detail to satisfy even the most engaged citizen scientists and the scope to give beginning gardeners ideas for creating bee habitats. Bees: An Identification and Plant Forage Guide (Pollinator Press, 2017) is a follow up to Holm’s earlier book Pollinators of Native Plants (Pollinator Press, 2014)…

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Best Plants for Butterflies

Friday’s post on the best plants for bees and other pollinators has been very popular, so we wanted to follow up with this post on Heather Holm’s suggestions for the best plants for butterflies. Heather is a Minnesota gardener and expert on pollinators. Her book, Pollinators of Native Plants, has been favorably reviewed in Northern…

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Best Plants for Bees and Other Pollinators

The gardening adage that you should put the right plant in the right place applies to gardening for bees and other pollinators as well. During the District 7 Spring Fling last Saturday, author Heather Holm offered a helpful list of which are the best plants for bees and other pollinators, depending on the soil and…

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Gifts for Gardeners, Part 3

Every year, Northern Gardener works with some of the most savvy, on-trend buyers in Minnesota’s garden industry to come up with a list of gifts for gardeners. Now that the turkey is being digested, here are a few of things we recommend. (Watch for more gift ideas over the next few days, or check out…

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Hot Off the Press: Pollinators of Native Plants

This review originally appeared in the May/June 2014 issue of Northern Gardener. If you are serious about native plants and pollinators, this is the book for you. Entitled Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants, the first three chapters provide an exhaustive course in all things pollination,…

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Pollinator Friendly Gardens, Part 3

Many gardeners want to create pollinator friendly gardens because butterflies and bees add to the health of a garden as well as it’s appearance. Water sources and other garden features are helpful, as are garden practices that encourage rather than harm pollinators. Now, what to plant. You can find a variety of lists of plants…

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