Garden pollinators need our help! There is increasing evidence that many pollinators are in decline. However, there are some simple things that can be done in the home garden that will encourage pollinator diversity and abundance planting. The foremost is to plant a garden with plants that pollinators rely on for food, considering both immature and mature forms. Nesting habitat is next in importance, and, of course, weighing pesticide usage is also essential.
The American Horticultural Society and Corona Tools are pleased to introduce their guest host, Kim Eierman from EcoBeneficial! in New York. She is an environmental horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants, and the Founder of EcoBeneficial!, a horticulture communications and consulting company. We will be chatting about planting to attract pollinators this week on #plantchat. Explore pollinator partnerships and how the gardener can help to attract pollinators to the garden. What strategies and plant choices are best?
You're Invited to Chat
Join @CoronaTools and #Plantchat co-partner, American Horticultural Society's Digital Communications Manager, Charlotte Germane tweeting as @AHS_Gardening, along with special guest host Kim Eierman from EcoBeneficial! tweeting as @ecobeneficial. They will discuss planting to attract pollinators. The live chat begins Monday, June 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.
Share your thoughts and get information from the American Horticultural Society about:
Importance - What are pollinators? Why do they matter?
What plants to zero in on - Plants that attract pollinators
Planting strategies Maximize plantings for pollinators through succession, different types of flowers, colors, and more
Other avenues - Additional ways gardeners can help boost the pollinator population
Additional resources - Good resources to know about
Join the Conversation
Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat. They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!
If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion.
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