July 18, 2023 – Summer Perennials and Those That Attract Pollinators


Late summer and fall gardens often look worn out and tired after the riot of spring and summer color. Our fall gardens don’t have to look tired and past their prime. Many plants are available to give you a fall “WOW” factor. Learn how to rev up your August-September garden with perennials, ornamental grasses and the fall color of trees & shrubs. When it comes to pollination, honey bees get a majority of the attention. However, many insects play a role in pollination. We will also discuss different native pollinators and how to make your landscape attractive to them.

Our presenter, Erin McHugh, is the Perennial Manager at Platt Hill Nursery in Bloomingdale, IL. She is a third generation gardener, born and raised in Southern California. Her love of plants and gardening in the Horticulture and Garden Center Industry is where she uses her passion and knowledge of plants to educate others.