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Mid-Atlantic Natives and the Pollinators they Support

NORTH CAROLINA By Melittology Nancy Video montage of native bees and a few other insects visiting native plants common in the mid-Atlantic U.S. Organized roughly by bloom time (which varies regionally).

Designing with California Natives

CALIFORNIA By Lisa Novick for LIFE – Landscape Integrity Films and Education Drought tolerant garden designed for year-round flowers, movement and life, drifts and patchworks, with a swale and sponge garden. © 2015 by Landscape Integrity Films and Education

Native Plants in Late Summer

ARKANSAS By P. Allen Smith When those long hot dog days of summer roll in, I find myself looking for a shady spot and a glass of lemonade. And my garden, by this time of year, is looking for another splash of color. You know, there’s no better place to look than to the North …Read more »

Native Plants for Shade

MIDWEST By horticulturist Melinda Myers Don’t let a little shade stop you from going native. A look at nearby shady natural areas and many of the new garden catalogues will provide lots of ideas. Understory trees like Amelanchier also known as Serviceberry or Juneberry, Pagoda dogwood, redbuds, ironwood (Ostrya) and musclewood (Carpinus) provide seasonal interest. Shrubs …Read more »

Mississippi Native Plants

MISSISSIPPI STATE EXTENSION With Dr. Gary Bachman In the woods and fields of Mississippi, there are beautiful native plants that are also right at home in our gardens and landscapes. In this state, we’re all familiar with pink indica azalea. But there are also several varieties of native azaleas, which typically begin to bloom in …Read more »

Best-Performing Native Plants in my Garden

MARYLAND The 10 Best-Looking, Easy-Care Native Plants in Susan Harris’s Maryland Gardens are: Black-Eyed Susans, Coreopsis, Purple Coneflower, Spiderwort, Joe Pye Weed, Golden Groundsel, Amsonia, Oakleaf Hydrangea, Crossvine, Redbud. Plus 3 Bonus Plants! Excluded for lack of good photos are the fabulous shrub Ninebark and two perennials – Penstemon ‘Husker’s Red’ and Little Bluestem ‘The …Read more »

Trees and Shrubs for Bees

LOS ANGELES, CA Christy Wilhelmi of Gardenerd shares beneficial trees and shrubs that you can grow for bees and other pollinators. Trees not only give us shade, store water, provide habitat and protection, they offer pollen and nectar for bees. Watch and plant something for the future of our bee population. Subscribe to Gardenerd:… …Read more »

Designing for Birds

SPOKANE, WA Garden columnist Susan Mulvihill shares the landscape design elements of her own garden, and how they evolved. From Susan’s in the Garden. Visit her YouTube channel for more

Insect Hotel Bee Activity

SPOKANE, WA From Susan Mulvihill of Susan’s in the Garden Watch mason bees and other solitary bees as they go into and out of the insect hotel of garden columnist Susan Mulvihill.

Pollinator Hotel

NASHVILLE, TN From Volunter Gardener: The Davidson County Master Gardeners share the list of found objects they used in the creation of their very own pollinator hotel. It provides habitat for beneficial insects and other critters in the garden. To WATCH full episodes, visit

Plants for Butterflies and Pollinators

MISSISSIPPI STATE EXTENSION, with Dr. Gary Bachman Transcript: It’s all the gardening rage to plant flowers to attract butterflies and pollinators to our Mississippi gardens. Here are some of my favorites for the landscape. One of the stars of the butterfly garden has to be Golden Delicious pineapple sage. The foliage is a chartreuse yellow …Read more »

Feeders that Attract Birds to the Garden

By Vine House Farm, a bird food company in the U.K. Have you ever wanted to know how to attract birds to your garden? Our experts at Vinehouse Farm have put together this video to show you what types of bird to expect in your garden and how you can feed them. This video acts …Read more »