Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Creating Pollinator & Native Plant Gardens:
The Little Things Run the World
Every time you walk into your garden to enjoy a beautiful flower or pick a fruit, you might thank a bee, butterfly or hummingbird. These and other kinds of animals are pollinators -- they move pollen from one flower to another flower of the same species, helping plants to produce fertile seeds.
Eighty percent of the world's crop species and most native plants rely on animals for pollination. However, biologists fear several butterfly and bumble bee species have disappeared from parts of their range because of habitat loss, introduced diseases, pollution and pesticide poisoning.
How can you help pollinators?
• Grow native plants in your garden.
• Plant a diversity of flowering species.
• Don't use pesticides or herbicides.
• Provide sunny, bare soil areas for ground-nesting bees.
See if you can spot these pollinators in this garden.
Erected by Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Location. 39° 3.533′ N, 77° 2.107′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Glenallan Avenue. Touch for map. On the grounds of Brookside Gardens. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 Glenallen Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Trial Garden (a few steps from this marker); Composting (a few steps from this marker); Formal Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); Efficient Irrigation System (within shouting distance of this marker); Elements of Brookside's Rain Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Conservatory (within shouting distance of this marker); What Are Rain Gardens? (within shouting distance of this marker); Azalea Garden (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
Categories. • Agriculture • Environment •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 24, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.