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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Stokes Pollinator Garden Plant A Pollinator Garden for Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, celebrate it! Here's a good Earth Day idea - plant a pollinator garden! About 75% of the vegetables and fruits we eat depend on pollinators but pollinators are facing big declines. While bees are the big pollinators, there are about 4,000 species of wild bees in the U.S., including bumblebees, mason bees, carpenter bees and sweat bees, there also are other pollinators as well. Here are some photos of my pollinator garden and a link where you can get seeds for pollinator friendly plants. Other tips are - don't use pesticides, go for diversity and single flowers (they provide more nectar) and also leave habitat for nesting of dry grasses, brush piles and dead wood.

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