Ashley English

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It's easy to create an environment that shelters the pollinators so essential to a garden's eco-system.

Join us in welcoming noted homesteader and author Ashley English, who will be sharing her crafty ideas with HGTVGardens. Ashley is the author of four books in the Homemade Living Series (Canning & Preserving, Keeping Chickens, Keeping Bees, Home Dairy), as well as A Year of Pies, all from Lark Crafts. She lives in Candler, North Carolina with her husband, their young son and a menagerie of animals.

Apples, almonds, blueberries, chocolate—who doesn’t love those foods? It’s with immense thanks to pollinators that we’re able to consume those tasty fruits, nuts and other crops. Honeybees are one such pollinator, but there are many other winged creatures that work tirelessly, spreading pollen around a plant, as well as from one plant to the next. Given the amount of work those creatures perform to ensure that the foods we love grow and thrive, it seems fitting to give back in return. Creating habitats and shelter for wild pollinators is one way we can show our gratitude. They’re easy to build and lovely to behold.

When it comes to constructing wild pollinator houses, there’s no point in limiting the creative possibilities.


Easy Steps for Making Your Own Pollinator House 6 photos



3 Comments About this Article

  • Darlene Garrison
    I don't understand what you mean about pollinators. Do you mean bugs,moths, bumble bees, birds of some kind or what. please explain. Darlene Garrison

    Posted 11 months ago

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  • HGTVMallory
    Bees, some birds, bats and other insects can all act as pollinators.

    Posted 11 months ago

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  • Shawn Morgan
    how many of these should i build? would 1 be enough for an acre and a half with a few small garden or is it the more the better?

    Posted 8 months ago

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