By Victoria Chraïbi, Fulbright Student 2009-2010, from Hanover College to McGill University
The sun is shining, the buds are blooming, the insects are emerging. It’s the season for gardening!
Gardens are hot spots of beauty and, with increasing necessity, biodiversity. Pollinators, especially bees, are declining in North America. Pollinator gardens are popping up in urban areas to provide much-needed sanctuaries. The plant selection for original pollinator gardens were designed for areas with substantial water resources, and did not translate well to drought-stressed regions.