New Pollinator Garden!




Pat and Polly

Do you know we depend on pollinators for much of our food? There has been a nationwide call to create gardens and landscapes that help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across America. Locally, the Upper Valley Pollinators  have a goal of 100 new pollinator gardens in our area.  Canillas gardener Suzanne Church recently posed the suggestion that Canillas Community Garden develop a pollinator garden to attract and support pollinators and to educate visitors to the garden on the importance of pollinators. Our spiral flower garden already attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds .  .  .  might we heighten the attraction to our garden with native pollinators?  Today, Lihlani, Polly, Pat, and Suzanne dug up the sod under the Canillas Community Garden sign .  .  . not an easy task in this hard-packed, rocky soil! The plan is to plant sunflowers, echinacea, bee balm, New England asters, butterfly weed, and other flowers, and provide signage designating this as a pollinator garden. There is a possibility that this project might expand eventually to the rail trail – planting milkweed and other flowers to create a butterfly corridor? If you are interested in helping with this project, let us know!

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2 Responses to New Pollinator Garden!

  1. Rainie says:

    Keep me informed if and when you move onto the Rail Trail. I’d love to help.

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