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The Pollinators on My Mind for NWFGS!

February 13, 2013
Honeybee feasting on & pollinating Tradescantia

Honeybee feasting on & pollinating Tradescantia

Pollinators as garden beneficials are on my mind as I gear up for my seminars at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show.  Honeybees, birds, wild bees, hummingbirds, bats, mason bees, beetles & more. They’re all I can think about right now. Or, rather, they’re all I should be thinking about given the show opens in a month!

I’ll be giving two pollinator-focused presentations at the show on Sunday, February 24th:

  • Potent Planting for Primo Pollinators (Gardening 101: Sustainable Solutions)
    • Details: Whether you garden in containers on a balcony or on a larger plot of land, adding plants for pollinators not only helps the environment and promotes better edible harvests, but it also ensures your garden is filled with beautiful flowers and fantastic fragrance day and night. Plus, pollinators – from bees to butterflies to birds and even bats – provide nonstop outdoor entertainment. And, they may even help with pest control! And, for those who want to maximize their fruit & vegetable harvests, luring beneficial fauna is key to your success. Join us to learn how to develop a gorgeous garden with year-round interest plants pollinators simply can’t resist.
    • Where: Rainier Room
    • When: Sunday, February 24th, 12:30pm
  • Bee Harmonious: Plan, Plant & Garden with Bees
    • Details: In this informative session led by award-winning urban beekeeper Corky Luster of Ballard Bee Company and esteemed garden designer & coach Robin Haglund of Garden Mentors, learn what you can do to budget, design, create & maintain a beautiful, functional garden habit ideal for urban honeybees, wild bees and people too! Whether your goal is to get better pollination in your edible garden, develop your own apiary, become a hive host, or design a gorgeous bee-friendly garden, this session is for you. Learn how to situate hives, budget and plan, comply with regulations and cohabitate harmoniously with bees of all kinds.
    • Where: Hood Room
    • When: Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 3:15pm

I hope to meet you there…on the show floor or at a seminar! In the meantime, please forgive my less frequent posts as I focus on putting together my presentations. Following us on Twitter & on our Facebook page offers everything you find on this blog, plus much more. (We’re updating several times daily via social networking.) So, please take a moment to sign up and become a part of our social network!

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