How to Support Pollinators in Fall

By Hannah Dove As the hot summer winds cool and leaves turn crimson and tangerine, a peak period of nectar flow begins. Nectar flow refers to a stretch of time when one or more major nectar sources are blooming – in this instance, right before our hardworking bees and butterflies prepare to hibernate or migrate.…

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Summertime Joy: Sunflowers

This article by Samantha Johnson originally appeared in the July/August 2020 issue of Northern Gardener. The splendiferous sunflower might not be the first plant that comes to mind when you think of your kitchen garden. But these beauties deserve a place in your edible garden for both their flowers and their seeds. Sunflowers are hardy…

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