Apr. 17 column: Attracting pollinators

This year, I’m all about attracting pollinators to my garden. And I’m hoping that’s on your to-do list as well.

In my column today, I discuss why this is more important than ever. I also talk about the different types of pollinators that you want to attract and it’s not just bees! Other critters that serve as pollinators include butterflies, hummingbirds, wasps, bats, flower flies and hover flies, and beetles. Amazing, isn’t it?

Attracting pollinatorsI also include suggested plants to attract these guys. You’ll notice there’s some overlap — certain plants’ flowers will draw in several different types of pollinators so you really get a lot of bang for your buck.

Here’s a link to my column in today’s edition of The Spokesman-Review: Plant garden to attract pollinators. I hope it will inspire you to attract as many pollinators to your garden as possible. You, your garden and the earth will benefit from it!