National Pollinator Week: Pretty pollinators provide beauty and service

Joyce Baker has a hobby you may not have ever considered. Every fall, she raises, tags and releases a few dozen monarch butterflies at her Charleston home. It is a fascinating, not to mention exciting, idea. She talked about her hobby with my Master Gardeners this past week at our annual picnic. I thought that the talk was serendipitous as this coming week is National … Continue reading National Pollinator Week: Pretty pollinators provide beauty and service

Pollinators play important ecosystem role

Let’s take a moment to talk about the birds and the bees. You heard right — the birds and the bees. Now before you get your head too far into the gutter, let me clarify. We are literally talking about birds and bees and other pollinators. And it’s a great time to talk about pollinators, since this coming week is celebrated as National Pollinator Week. … Continue reading Pollinators play important ecosystem role