Category Archives: Pests and Pollinators

Introducing Native Hole-Nesting Bees to Your Garden (Crown Bees part 1)

Blue orchard mason bee
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How to Support Your Garden and Bee Community Without the Effort of Raising Honeybees This is the first of three useful guest posts by our pollinator-supporting friends over at Crown Bees of Woodinville, Washington. Planting a food garden is a labor of love. Gardeners put a lot of time and effort into the work of […]

How to Successfully Raise Mason and Leafcutter Bees (Crown Bees part 2)

Garden Tower Bee Cabin Leafcutter
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Crown Bees Guest Blog, Part 2 This is the second of three guest blogs by our pollinator-supporting friends over at Crown Bees of Woodinville, Washington. Mason and leafcutter bees are solitary hole-nesting bees. They carry pollen loose and dry on their hairy bellies, which makes them effective pollinators. Both types of bees are easy to […]

Organic Pest Control Guide for Your Garden

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  A visual guide to proven organic, integrated pest management in your Garden    This fantastic infographic will help you identify common garden pests, proactively plan to prevent infestations, and naturally control insects, fungus, and other garden critters out to harm your veggies!  Here at Garden Tower Project, we use a combination of water, neem […]

Make a Sweet Deal With Honeybees

Honeybee on lavender
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Every day, honeybees face many challenges. A small garden plot or container garden tailored to suit their needs is a great opportunity to not only support your community’s native pollinators, but increase your harvests as well. When you keep bees, you learn that bees like many of the same things you do! What’s Up With […]

Five Easy-to-Grow Mosquito Repelling Plants

Citronella
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This information came from eartheasy: Solutions for Sustainable Living. Before reaching for the chemical sprays, try planting these easy-to-grow plants which have natural mosquito-repelling properties… As the outdoor season approaches, many homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts look for ways to control mosquitoes. With all the publicity about the West Nile virus, mosquito repelling products are gaining […]