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VIDEO: Have a pollinator friendly, winter yard & garden!

Can you find the 5 bees
this late-blooming Autumn Joy sedum?

Even in late fall and winter, we can have a pollinator friendly landscape. Late blooming flowers like asters zinnias, gentian, salvia, hollyhocks and hostas provide nectar and pollen for bees that are still buzzing around in October.

Leaf mulch left in garden beds and under trees can provide winter habitat for queen bees. Standing plant stems can provide important nesting sites for stem nesting bees, and remember to build and install bee houses.

Watch the following video Fall Cleanup for Pollinators for more tips to make your yard and garden beneficial for our important bees!

Author: Julie Weisenhorn, Extension Educator-Horticulture

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