Applewood on the Forefront in Promoting Pollinator Health

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Applewood staff participated in three national pollinator conferences in the past few weeks related to honey bees and other native pollinators. In an effort to incorporate pollinator-friendly practices into federal landscapes, the federal government recently released Sustainable Practices for Designed Landscapes, containing guidelines for landscaping on federal properties.

Applewood’s Trial Garden

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According to Wikipedia, a trial garden is “a garden grown specifically for the purpose of testing and evaluating plants…” Applewood’s trial garden is that and so much more! Individual species of plants are grown out to insure that they are true-to-type and to evaluate their height, color, bloom time, uniformity, and ease of culture under […]

Why is Pollinator Conservation Needed?

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Animal and insect pollinators are essential to pollination in over 75% of the world’s flowering plants, which includes roughly 35 percent of the world’s crops. Animal and insect pollinators include bees, moths, flies, bats, birds, ants, butterflies, wasps and beetles. Some of these pollinator species, including honey bees, have declined in numbers, become endangered or […]