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Let's Argue About Plants

Jan 11, 2018

By now we’re all familiar with the plight of the declining honey bee—but did you know that there has also been a worldwide decline in all pollinators? True, parasitic wasps and hover flies might not be as sexy as honey bees, but they still play a critical role in pollination. This episode offers up tons of plants that will attract scores of “good bugs” into your garden. Turns out some of these plants are not only attractive to beneficial insects, but also pretty good-looking additions to the landscape.

Expert guests: Jeff Gillman director of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte Botanical Gardens and Paula Gross, the assistant director.