A good reason to plant something this weekend

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EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – More and more flowers are showing up at area greenhouses, and if you’re looking to plant this weekend this is the weekend to do it.

Plant Something Massachusetts is asking Massachusetts residents to pledge to “Plant Something for Pollinators” starting this Sunday.

There continues to be an increase in concern over the decline in the pollinator population, so there is an aim to attract non-gardeners to plant at least one plant that provides pollen or nectar for pollinators. 

“Well definitely bees have been on the decline for the last couple of years and it’s really a great idea to plant. The plant that bees would really like Bee Balm any flowering plants the bees would love to pollinate,” said Chris Graziano of Graziano Gardens in East Longmeadow.

Bees are especially attracted to bright colored flowers. 

“I think the bees are really important for pollinating our plants and I know that they’ve been struggling to survive. I think about the birds and butterflies as well when I plant my garden,” said Marcia Rintoul of East Longmeadow. 

In 2013 there were plantings in 120 cities and towns across Massachusetts.This year marks the fourth year of the “Plant Something for Pollinators” Massachusetts campaign.

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