Cleaning the ornamental garden to serve beneficial insects

Late September finds us doing clean up in the ornamental garden after the growing season. But not so fast. Host Marty DeHart, along with Rita Venable (author of ‘Butterflies of Tennessee’), will have you looking at garden clean up a different way. They look at several common garden specimens with suggestions of what to do to benefit pollinators and beneficial insects for the winter.

Plants Featured in this Clip

AGASTACHE foeniculum (anise hyssop)
ALLIUM tuberosum (garlic chives)
SALVIA greggi (Autumn sage)
FOENICULUM vulgare (fennel)
PHYTOLACCA Americana (pokeweed, poke sallet)

Gardener Extras

  1. Rita mentioned "Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants" by Douglas W. Tallamy

Marty DeHart

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