Plant a Pollinator Garden for your Chance to win a Bee House!

Posted On Thursday April 22, 2021

Join the City of Cornwall in celebrating Earth Day today – and all year round.

This year, the City is giving away four mason bee houses. Bee houses can help with pollination in your garden. They attract solitary bee species. Typically, bee houses look like wooden birdhouses and include hollow reeds or cardboard tubes.

“The City is committed to being leaders in sustainability, climate change and the environment,” says Katherine Wells, Strategic Planning Coordinator. “We are thrilled to launch this Earth Day initiative, focusing on enhancing the declining bee population.”

So, how can you enter for your chance to win?

First, plant a pollinator garden.

Native plants that work well in pollinator gardens include:

  • Joe Pye Weed
  • Black-Eyed Susan
  • Aster
  • Wild bergamot
  • Milkweed
  • Phlox
  • Violet
  • Canna lily
  • Spotted jewelweed

These plants are not native to the area, but are edible and attract pollinators:

  • Lavender
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Squash

Pollinator gardens benefit vital species like bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, moths, beetles, and even hummingbirds. Ask your local garden centre for native plants that attract pollinators – or join a local gardening Facebook group to swap plants and seeds.

Second, share a photo with us! You can post a photo on Instagram using #cornwallbeegarden. Or, you can submit a photo using this online form.

We will draw four winners at random on August 7.

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