Enhancing Urban and Suburban Landscapes to Protect Pollinators

The way we garden and manage the landscapes of the Northwest can help promote the health of bees, butterflies and other insects. Homeowners, gardeners, landscape professionals and volunteer groups all can work to attract a wide range of pollinators to their properties. This guide offers detailed plant lists, garden designs and advice on creating pollinator habitat. Once plants are in the ground, learn to keep them healthy without exposing pollinating insects to pesticides that are toxic to them.

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EM 9289    Published June 2020    41 pages
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Average: 4.6 (25 votes)


Yay, you guys did an excellent job on this. Have been waiting for it since Gail showed it at maybe annual conference 2 years ago.
Love what you are doing, can use it on Vancouver Island as well!
Maria van den Berg
This is a wonderful resource. I am new to understanding the bees here in the PNW. This guide has been very helpful. I love the clear and understandable graphics.
Barbara Bruell
Ummm.... given the level of confusion we often see with clients, might the fungicide definition better be refined to "plant FUNGAL pathogens", since fungicides do nothing to counteract bacterial of viral pathogens. Just a thought....
Elaine Smith
Thank you for publishing this valuable resource. I will certainly refer to it when asked questions by local gardeners and direct them to it as a resource for them.
Pamela Leavitt
Wow, this is an amazing resource! Thank you for all the thought and work that went into creating this for us pollinator garden folk! Well, for the pollinators, actually! :-) And thanks for so much information about pesticides and the harm they cause to pollinators and our ecosystems.
Kristina Lefever
Great information, all in one place. I love it.
Brenda Flicker
I recently saw a hard copy of a pollinator garden design for the east side of the state but don't find that here. It'd be great to have the plant list for that including Latin names.
Nancy Warner
We made some postcard-sized guides for central and southern Oregon for faculty to use last year. We have many still available (both for central and southern Oregon and west of the cascades). You can call our office at 800-561-6719 or 541-737-2664.
Pete Petryszak

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