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Old 03-05-2016, 02:04 PM
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Join us in the Million-Pollinator Garden Challenge


Million-Pollinator Garden ChAlLeNGe
Turn your Backyard into a Wildlife Habitat through the NWF. The National Wildlife Federation will work with the Network to rally hundreds of thousands of gardeners, horticultural professionals, schools, and volunteers to help reach a million pollinator gardens by the end of 2016. - See more at: http://blog.nwf.org/2015/06/million-...allenge/#.dpuf

You all can also - hope some of you will join. I'm starting this new thread here for it, to help spead the word. Help me share this with all your garden friends, in order to get a million gardens at end of challenge.


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Old 03-08-2016, 11:05 PM
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How many of you grow milkweed?
Here's info why we need to plant more to help the monarchs.

http://www.wildflowerfarm.com/blog/?p=3120

I have seeds if anyone wants some.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:52 PM
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I'm very eager to create habitats for butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators.

I've already got Bloodflower, White Yarrow, Foxglove, and petunia in started the greenhouse. I'm planning on sowing pollinator attractors along the borders of my vegetable plots, in one or two beds within the vegetable garden, in containers, under a canopy of grape vines, and perhaps under our apple trees. Hopefully that will keep them circulating locally.

The milkweed varieties I am sowing are Asclepias curassavica and Asclepias syriaca. I also plan on sowing wildflower mixes which have been formulated to attract different pollinators.

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http://www.victoryseeds.com/flower_m...ollinator.html
http://www.victoryseeds.com/flower_m...mmingbird.html
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Old 03-09-2016, 02:45 PM
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Sounds like you do have a nice little habitat already, join the Million-Pollinator Garden ChAlLeNGe since it sounds like your Backyard is a Wildlife Habitat.
Kudos to you!

I am looking forward to seeing your photos of your gardens when it's all in bloom. I also, sprinkled wildflower seeds, randomly in several spots around the yard, I can't wait to see if any come up ( as I did not cover them with dirt).
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