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)
- Rita mentioned "Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants" by Douglas W. Tallamy
Marty's lifelong passion for plants has led her to a long and varied career in horticulture: she's been a professional grower of gloxinias and African violets as well as perennials, a native plant propagator, a landscaper and landscape designer. She deeply enjoys learning constantly and sharing what she learns about plants, particularly information and techniques that can produce thriving plants and green-thumbed gardeners.