Last weekend Julia and I spent Sunday at Ault Park for the Ault and Bloom event. Wimberg Landscaping was there, with our pollinator table, decked out with gorgeous flowers provided by Greenfield Plant Farm and literature from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens' Plant for Pollinators Program. Our neighbor at the event was Rachel Echols, a monarch enthusiast who was releasing monarchs during the event, much to the attendees' delight.
It's always fun for plant enthusiasts like ourselves to have the opportunity to share our plant knowledge and hear like-minded enthusiasts' garden stories. But, without a doubt, the best part of the event was seeing children excited about gardening for pollinators.
If there was ever a way to encourage children to learn about nature, science, biology and gardening, pollinator gardening is the way. ~ Jennifer