The Buzz on a Pollinator Garden & Pollinator Week

Thank you to everyone who completed our survey on a possible pollinator garden at the Library. We appreciated your ideas, which included creating a showcase educational garden, starting the plants from seed, inviting the community to help with planting, and more. All of your feedback will help the Library Board and Staff in evaluating the Library's landscaping in the future.

In the meantime, we look forward to celebrating Pollinator Week with you June 20–26! Pollinator Week is a great time to learn about your garden and the creatures that help keep your flowers blooming and beautiful. One of the most important things you can do is plant native blooms that support pollinators, for example:

  • Sunflowers
  • California Lilac
  • Milkweed (great for Monarch butterflies!)
  • Boneset
  • Goldenrod
  • Coneflower
  • Lavender

The Library is a great source for books to help you dive deeper. Borrow or place holds on titles including:

The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening

"The Pollinator Victory Garden" offers practical solutions for supporting the beneficial insects, mammals, and other creatures who are responsible for pollinating the majority of flowering plants on our planet, making them essential to our food supply.

Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America's Bees and Butterflies

"Attracting Native Pollinators" shares the latest understanding about creating and managing pollinator habitat, and includes beautiful photos and illustrations detailing specific pollinators and how to support them.

Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants

"Pollinators of Native Plants" profiles more than 65 perennial native plant species of the Great Lakes region. Readers learn to attract and identify beneficial insects as well as customize their landscape planting for a particular type of pollinator.