Stella Otto: The Backyard Fruit Gardener

Today's Tip: Mow vegetation short around the base of fruit trees and bushes to reduce winter habitat for rodents.

Category Archives: Pollination

Preserving our Pollinators

Honey bees are important pollinators of fruit, but Mason bee species are also active native pollinator species

We are all crit­i­cally depen­dent on pol­li­na­tors for our food, whether we grow our own or buy it at the mar­ket. Pol­li­na­tors are respon­si­ble for pro­duc­tion of nearly 75 per­cent of the plants we eat. That trans­lates to one in three bites of the food and drink we con­sume daily. Take a moment to con­sider how […]