My Mother in law gave me the gift of a one year subscription to Horticulture Magazine for my birthday this weekend. I just couldn't resist passing on two things from their June issue that I thought you might like to check into. They are really focusing on their on-line offerings starting with a request for your stories. Specifically they want to hear from anyone who is working to make their own community better via gardening! If you volunteer your time for a school garden, work a median strip, or grow food to share with those in need they want to hear from you. Send them your story at firstname.lastname@example.org. While your at it send us any similar info at our email address to share with your local richmonders. Everyone can use a little extra inspiration.
They also did a quick piece on what you can do to support our native pollinators. They discuss mason bees (Osmia species), Leafcutter bees (Megachile species), and Bumblebees (Bombus species) specifically. They also mention some of those other little thought off pollinators, bats, hummingbirds, beetles, moths, wasps, and flies. For more information check out their "Dig deeper" on line info. at www.hortmag.com/article/attractingnativebees