Check out the pamphlet mentioned by Angela Sisson during our conversation last night with information about planting native plants in a small yard. Click here for the pamphlet
Coming Up Now: NativeWildflowers and
High Priority Invasives
Native wildflowers coming up or blooming now.
High priority invasives coming up now.
Do you need help from an expert?
Del Orloske, an experienced local ecological gardener with deep knowledge of pollinator preferences, offers an hour-long site analysis of your garden to the first four applicants living within 10 minutes drive of Woodstock.
Del will provide ideas and possibilities for native plants appropriate to your specific site based on what you want to achieve. He will assess sun, soil, and drainage and take into account any input/ideas you provide (garden’s historical background, etc.). He will identify any invasives you might want to remove and native plants you might not know you have.
Del recommends you take notes and photos during the visit. He asks that you maintain social distance during the visit and he will wear a mask.
To request a visit, email Ellie Reese (email@example.com) and provide your contact information. Ellie will arrange the scheduling—appointments will be Saturdays and Sundays.
Del requests a donation to cover his expenses, sliding scale of around $15-20 (his normal fee is $75.
Incorporating native plants into an existing landscape
Enjoy a short video of Woodstock Pollinator Pathway Committee member Vivienne Hodges consulting with her gardener Esme on how to incorporate more native pollinator-friendly plants into her existing garden landscape.
Why sharing our pathway efforts with your neighbors matters!
The Woodstock Pollinator Pathway's main goal is to build a "pathway" of closely connected pollinator-friendly habitats, neighborhood by neighborhood. Many pollinators cannot fly far without access to food and shelter. And our individual yards are part of a larger ecosystem that pollinators need to move around in. A pathway creates connected pollinator-friendly areas in our own and our neighbors' yards. It is vital to our efforts to ask you to speak to your neighbors and encourage them to join this effort.