Colorado Pollinator Garden Tip: Leave the Leaves & Stems

We love seeing the snow caps on seed heads in Pollinator Gardens! These provide valuable food to songbirds during the winter months. Keeping these "freeze dried bouquets" standing in your gardens all winter long is beneficial to birds and pollinators – they also help trap snow and moisture!

It's good to leave the leaves and stems permanently in your garden, rather than cleaning them up! Some stem nesting bees come out in late summer. Leave what leaves and stems permanently and let the new growth come up around it. This will also provide lots of forage for birds and wildlife.

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