In a recent conversation with Doug Tallamy about ecologically minded fall cleanup, he raised the name of Heather Holm, and how some of the pollinator research she’s been part of lately is informing how he shifts his approach to garden maintenance this time of year, and again in spring. I wanted to hear more, so Heather’s here today to talk about how we can each support pollinators in our gardens beyond the season of bloom, in the offseason, too.
Heather Holm is the award-winning author of the 2017 book “Bees,” and before that of “Pollinators of Native Plants.” Her expertise includes the interactions between native bees and native flora, and the bees’ natural history and biology. She joined me on the podcast to tune us into their needs.
Thank you Margaret for another very timely and informative program!
Thank you! I have been leaving coneflower and daylily stems over winter but didn’t know if it did any good. I’m so glad that Heather covered it in this podcast. Now I can cut the daylily stems but leave the coneflowers.