Plant Spotlight: Zinnia

In last week’s blog post, I discussed creating a pollinator playground garden by planting flowers that support pollinators. This week, I’d like to place a spotlight on one of my favorite plants from this garden, the zinnia. They come in a seemingly endless variety of colors, shapes, and sizes and have won my heart many …

It’s a Pollinator Party!

It’s National Pollinator Week! A time to celebrate earth’s pollinators and address the urgent issue of pollinator population decline. Initiated and managed by Pollinator Partnership, National Pollinator Week became designated by the U.S. Senate in 2007 and has become an international observance. The week-long celebration creates awareness and promotes the services provided by birds, bees, …