The University of Maine Cooperative Extension blog has a good post up on pollinator-friendly gardening practices, I just wish they’d included a list of plants in the blog post, but they do refer to a publication which can be downloaded as a PDF file, Understanding Native Bees, the Great Pollinators: Enhancing Their Habitat in Maine.
Speaking of nectar-eaters, yesterday I saw my first hummingbird in the garden, at my tulips, then at my feeder. I had put the hummingbird feeder out on Sunday evening. The Soloman’s Seal is about to bloom, the hummingbirds love that. Also just blooming, the Leopard’s Bane, a creeping sedge, and well in bloom now is the small leaf rhododendron in front, just buzzing with the bees.