Planning for Next Year’s Plants

~ Kentucky Pollinators & Backyard Wildlife ~


Many people who subscribe to this blog are also interested in planting for pollinators and wildlife. However, not everyone also subscribes to my other blogs and on Friday my Grassy Roads Farm Life blog dealt with a topic that I think many of you might find interesting.

For those who may not know, I also have a small-scale nursery specializing in plants for honey bees, native bees, butterflies, and wildlife. Most of my plants are native to Kentucky, but I also sometimes offer a few non-natives that aren’t invasive.

I am beginning to make what I call my wish list of plants to grow for Busy Bee Nursery & Consulting next year. I know I won’t be able to grow everything on the list, but that’s why it’s called a wish list. I’ll narrow the list down later.

As I make my wish list, I am curious as to what plants are on your wish lists. If this is a topic you are interested in, please read last week’s Grassy Roads Farm Life blog and respond to the survey. As a “thank you” for participating in the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a free plant of your choosing (3.5” wide x 5” deep containers only) from my nursery next year.

If you haven’t already done so, I also encourage you to sign up for my other blogs featuring tips for attracting pollinators and wildlife, plant highlights, and stories or news from the farm / nursery. You can sign up from my website or if you receive my Kentucky Pollinators & Backyard Wildlife blog via email, then you can sign up from this email. Simply scroll to the very bottom of this email and right above the MailChimp button you’ll find a line that says “You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.” Click on “update your preferences” and you’ll be taken to a page where you can add any of my other blogs that you want to receive as well.



Shannon Trimboli is a beekeeper, farmer, wildlife biologist, and author. She owns Grassy Roads Farm and Busy Bee Nursery & Consulting. Busy Bee Nursery & Consulting specializes in plants and habitat consulting services for honey bees, native pollinators, and wildlife conservation. In 2018, her first book, Plants Honey Bees Use in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, was published. Shannon also writes several weekly blogs about Kentucky pollinators and backyard wildlifetips for attracting pollinators and wildlifehighlights of different plants for pollinators and wildlife, and life on the farm and nursery. You can have her blogs emailed to you by signing up and indicating which blogs you would like to receive.


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