Tips for Planting a Boulevard Garden

That strip of land between the sidewalk and the street—the boulevard or sometimes, the hellstrip—offers exciting space opportunities for gardeners who want to expand their plantings. But planting a boulevard garden requires honest assessment, careful plant choices and diligent maintenance. Assess the Space First things first: Make sure it’s legal to plant on the boulevard.…

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Book Review: Wasps

Minnesota author Heather Holm has long been a go-to source for science-based information on pollinators. Her latest book explores the world of wasps, and it’s a fascinating and thorough look at this often under-appreciated group of pollinators. In Wasps: Their Biology, Diversity and Role as Beneficial Insects and Pollinators of Native Plants (Pollination Press, 2021),…

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The Pollinator Victory Garden: Book Review

Search for “pollinator” in the books section of Amazon.com, and about 750 titles pop up, most of them written in the past decade as pollinator decline and concern about it has risen. Kim Eierman, founder of EcoBeneficial, explains the need to plant for pollinators in the context of victory gardens in her new book The…

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