On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Carol Brodbeck will present a program on Michigan Pollinator Gardens at the Chelsea Depot from 7-8:30 p.m.
Pollinator gardens are a nice way to provision hungry pollinators with some food. If you live in an urban setting or have a small yard, then a pollinator garden might be the best style of pollinator planting for you.
The best pollinator gardens contain a diverse range of flowering plants. Just like us, pollinators need a varied diet to be healthy. Additionally, good plant diversity reduces pest problems.
Pests are generally less attracted to diverse gardens. Diverse gardens support more natural enemies, which are insects that eat pests. Another trait of a great pollinator garden is overlapping bloom throughout the season, otherwise pollinators can have difficulty finding food at all times of the growing season.
Cost: Club Members: free/Non-members $5.
Light refreshments provided.