Tag : Pollinator Garden

A Year for Love & Book Making

  It’s been 7 years since I began writing and capturing images for Pass The Pistil. When I started, I wasn’t sure where it would lead, I just knew I had to start. Through the process of writing the blog,…

6 Comments / 86 View / January 23, 2017

Plant Pick: Blanket Flower

  Just when you thought it was time to hunker down for winter fall flowers come into play, toying with the senses and punctuating the season. Blanket flowers, Gaillardia spp., are no exception and a key component to a vibrant…

0 Comments / 113 View / October 13, 2015

Grow What You Love: Free Printable Seed Packets

  Are your pockets full of seeds? Have random envelopes and jars stuffed with the beginnings of next season’s garden? Me too. That’s how I came up with the idea of creating seed packets made with plain old printer paper and…

8 Comments / 3921 View / September 14, 2015

Plant Pick: What You Didn’t Know About Candytuft

  If you’re looking for a fabulous, drought tolerant ground cover with masses of spring flowers this is the plant for you. Candytuft, Iberis sempervirens, is as sweet as it’s name implies. A dutiful show-stopper, with flowers so prolific they brighten…

0 Comments / 685 View / January 21, 2015

Bee Walls & Insect Hotels: Habitat Inspiration

  With the return of victory gardens, garden to table eating, colony collapse disorder and all things organic (move over Monsanto) the insect world is coming alive. As a culture we’re suddenly asking the question, “is it a bee?” Or,…

2 Comments / 1004 View / April 18, 2014

Gardening Gone Wild

It wasn’t long ago I was struck with one of my many wild ideas to start a non-profit supporting pollinator gardens. I was convinced then, and still am, that if we work together to create gardens with pollinators in mind…

2 Comments / 75 View / March 24, 2014

Pollination Design

I was seven. It was my first summer living alone with my grandmother in the coastal foothills of Sonoma County, in the place I think of as my other home. Wild with the smell of California Bay trees. The bed…

0 Comments / 20 View / July 5, 2011