|Susan Rendall, a Douglas County Master Gardener, will be the speaker for the Gardening for Pollinators presentation.|
Susan started gardening at her mother’s knee. She now has an acre of her own that is best described as a Country English Garden, as well as four acres of prairie. Susan says that her husband, Doug, provides much of the labor in their garden as well as picking the berries.
Susan became a Master Gardener in 2008 after participating in the same program in Wisconsin for three years. Susan has been a co-chair of the Monarch Watch demonstration garden for four years. She is a member-at-large on the Board of Directors, and has given presentations in the community. Her garden has been on the Douglas County Master Gardeners’ Garden Tour twice. This experience makes her very knowledgeable about gardening to attract pollinators
Attracting butterflies and other pollinators can be enjoyable for you, and is great for our environment. To learn about what plants are best to plant, and what pollinators they attract, check out the following resources.
- Attracting Native Pollinators – book review on Goodreads
- Pollinators of Native Plants – book review on Goodreads
- Butterflies in the KC Region – book review on Goodreads
- Research on Wild Hydrangea from the Mt. Cuba Center
- Garden Pollinators from the Oregon State Garden Ecology Lab
- KSU Extension Planting Natives publications
- Monarch Watch research – Monarch Watch is a nonprofit education, conservation, and research program based at the University of Kansas that focuses on the monarch butterfly, its habitat, and its spectacular fall migration.
- Please visit the Monarch Watch Garden that is maintained by Douglas County Master Gardeners.
- Mark your calendar for the Monarch Watch Open House on Saturday, May 7, from 8:00 to 2:00.
- US Forest Service – Bee Pollination
- The Bees in Your Backyard – book review on Goodreads