Category Archives: Pollinator Garden

Highrise Bee House

About 140 species of native bees make their homes in preexisting holes and woodpecker drillings; they are naturally drawn to the bamboo tubes in this bee house which faces the morning sun. You can see that female bees have laid … Continue reading

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The Wide, Wild World of Bees!

Most of us grew up knowing the names of exotic animals:  lions, tigers, panthers, pumas, zebras, sloths . . .  animals we are unlikely to encounter in our day to day lives. Yet bees, how many different kinds of bees … Continue reading

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Pollinator Garden in August

Our pollinator garden is flourishing and alive with a variety of bees. How lucky we have been to have kept these towering sunflowers from the resident woodchucks!

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Valley News Article : Pollinator Garden

http://www.vnews.com/Canillas-community-garden-installs-pollinator-garden-11416274

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Bees at Work!

Creation of our pollinator garden has brought greater consciousness to the amazing industry of pollinators and the interplay of plants, pollinators, and people. The service they provide, day after day, pollinating our tomatoes, peppers, squashes, etc., is fascinating and makes … Continue reading

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Progress on Our New Pollinator Garden!

Our new pollinator garden is planted, and, miraculously, with the exception of a nibble on the borage, the plants have escaped our resident woodchucks!  Alyssum, thyme, echinacea, lavender, lance-leaf coreopsis, liatris, johnny-jump-ups, nicotiana, lupine, black-eyed susans, marigolds, bee balm, borage, … Continue reading

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New Pollinator Garden!

There is a growing concern for the demise of many native pollinators, upon which we depend for pollination of our fruits and vegetables. It appears that habitat loss, introduced diseases, pollution and pesticide poisoning account for much of the population … Continue reading

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