PLANTING AN INSECTARY
Gardens are beautiful feasting grounds for many insects, both desirable and undesirable. Master gardener Jen Aron shares her knowledge of designing insectary gardens, gardens that attract beneficial insects. She points out that many of our favorite vegetable plants, like broccoli, also bloom into wonderful attractive flowers for pollinators and predaceous insects. Insects search for nectar and habitat, both of which we can provide in our gardens by thoughtfully selecting plants to allure beneficials. Do this and you’ll find butterflies flirting in your flowers, bumblebees eagerly collecting pollen, and ladybugs patrolling your grounds for delicious intruders.