If you stopped by the library in the past week, you may have noticed some new plants near our parking lot entrance on Murdock Street. These are no ordinary plants. They are pollinator friendly plants and are a perfect addition to our pollinator garden that was started by Ms. Beth. The library partnered with Bedner’s Farm and Greenhouse on this project. Bedner’s graciously offered to lend their expertise in designing the garden, making plant suggestions, and donating the materials and the labor. We now have twelve varieties of plants that will have periods of interest ranging from spring through fall and are attractive to pollinators such as songbirds, bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Some of the plant varieties include Lil’ Ditty Viburnum, Ornamental Oregano, Pink Lace Bee Balm, Purple Magnus Coneflower, Pink Mink Clematis, and a few different butterfly weeds. We are excited to provide this space for our pollinating friends! Over time, we plan to add educational signage and other items of interest to this garden. On your next visit, look for our pollinator garden and see how it changes throughout the seasons!
Thank you to Bedner’s Farm and Greenhouse and their team for helping make our dream a reality!
If you are inspired to create your own pollinator area, the library has resources, such as 100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive, that you can borrow to get started.