Horticulture Resources

Pollinator Pockets

Do your part to save the pollinators - the bees, butterflies, moths, and other insects critical to our food supply and human survival.

Plant a "pocket" of flowers that attract and nurture pollinators in your own yard.  The pollinator pockets described on this site will make it easy to select, plant and maintain.

You may not realize that manicured lawns, exotic plantings, and enticing hybrids and cultivars often provide no value to pollinators.  By placing pollinator pockets into your landscape, you provide an oasis for pollinators.  Now that's sweet!

Click on the links below for more information about these topics:

  • BLUEBERRIES—PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
    Simple, healthy, and delicious, blueberries are native to North America and enjoyed around the world. They are produced by domestic and international farmers and home gardeners who have a passion for growing the most delicious and high-quality blueberries. There are many varieties of blueberries. All year round, wherever you are, you can make any day better with a boost of blue.

  • Pole Beans vs Bush Beans
    Should you grow bush beans, pole beans, or both? This article takes a look at the differences and the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

  • Lavender
    Get tips on growing lavender, benefits of the plant, what it needs to thrive and more.

  • Home Hydroponics
    Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions in water without soil. The nutrients that the plants normally derive from the soil are simply dissolved into water instead. This article gives tips on the benefits, systems, and methods you can use such as the Wick System, Floating Raft, Ebb and Flow, Nutrient Film Technique and others as well as growing mediums you can use like Rockwool, Perlite, Vermiculite and other resources you need.

  • How to Grow Tomatoes
    Tomatoes are categorized into two different categories – determinant and indeterminant.
    Determinate varieties produce their fruits on the growing tips, causing the branch to stop production once the fruit has set. They are most often used for container gardening or small spaces and generally do not need to be trellised or staked. Examples of determinate varieties: Roma, the Mountain series, and Cherry Gold.
    Indeterminate tomatoes produce fruit on side branches and will continue to grow all season long. These are often larger plants that require more space and some type of trellising system. Think of these types of tomatoes as you would a traditional vining plant. Read this article to learn more about each type.

  • Raised Bed/Container Gardening
    Gardens may be adapted in many ways, depending on the needs of the gardener. There are many articles describing various adaptations, and more and more community gardens being built or revised to be accessible to all. Read this article to learn more about how to make your garden accessible.

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  • Eat Red, blue, and purple foods for better health

  • Pollinator Patch

  • What are the Best Flower Colors to Attract Pollinators?