Gardening for Pollinators and Wildlife


Kentucky has a diverse array of native pollinators including the monarch butterfly and many other species of butterflies. Photo credit: USFWS

This past week has been super busy. I’ve been trying to catch up on beekeeping, nursery, and farm chores after traveling for several weeks. Anthony did a great job of keeping everything going while I was gone, but there was still plenty for me to jump in and do.

Plus, this past Saturday was my first day back at our local farmers market. There is a lot that goes into preparing for a farmers market that most people never see. I’ll be back again this Saturday too.

Oh yeah, and then there is the Busy Bee Nursery & Consulting open house we are planning for this Sunday, May 7. Lots to do to get ready for it too. There is never a dull moment around here.

With everything happening, I haven’t had a chance to write a new blog for this week. However, I want to re-share two blogs that I wrote last year. The first one is Planting Native Wildflowers for Pollinators and Other Wildlife. The second one is 7 Tips for Planting for Butterflies. With it being the start of gardening season, I thought both of these blogs were very relevant for anyone interested in planting for pollinators. As always, I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about Kentucky’s pollinators and the plants they use.

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