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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Tuesday’s Protect the Pollinators symposium at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum included four great speakers on butterflies, bees, other pollinators, the threats they face and what gardeners can do about them. One over-riding message of the symposium was that while there are definite threats to pollinators, which are vital to food production, there is hope, and…

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