May 29: Planting a Pollinator Garden

Today I worked with a group of volunteers planting a pollinator garden at the entrance to Orlando’s Kaley Square Park. The event was organized by Ideas for Us Orlando, which is headquartered in a former church building at the other side of the park. A horticulturalist gave us a great lecture on native plants — how to choose them, where to buy them, etc. We learned about “pioneer plants,” which are sometimes mistaken for weeds.