Less is more: spring pollinator garden clean-up

Written on: April 25th, 2023

By Berit Erickson of The Corner Pollinator Garden and Wildlife Habitat blog As the weather warms up, we’re all itching to get outside to work in the garden. ...


The real dirt on bees, honey, and hype

Written on: February 17th, 2020

by Sandy Garland; photos from Bee-washing.com, used with permission Not a week goes by without another bee hive installed by an organization or person who thinks ...


Butterflies in your pollinator garden

Written on: January 17th, 2020

by Sandy Garland Butterflies are not the best pollinators. As they perch on flowers with their long slender legs, they generally avoid the flower parts offering ...


Pearly Everlasting blues – learning to love tattered plants

Written on: August 14th, 2019

by Renate Sander-Regier In the spring of 2018, I planted a patch of Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea). I have long been charmed by the poetic, ...


Another good reason to hold back on “cleaning up” the garden

Written on: March 28th, 2019

by Renate Sander-Regier With spring in the air, and snow and ice in full retreat, the temptation can be strong to get out there and “clean up” the jumbled leaves, ...


Plant it and they will come: my corner pollinator garden

Written on: November 27th, 2018

by Berit Erickson I’m not exaggerating when I say that my pollinator garden has changed my life. How can a garden possibly do that? Well, let me tell you… ...