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How to Attract Insects into Your Garden – by HPSO Member Susan Masta

This essay, “How to Attract Insects into Your Garden,” was originally published in the HPSO 2020 Spring Quarterly, under the title “Insects in the Winter Garden.” The gardening practices outlined by author Susan Masta, however, apply year-round and are especially helpful guidance as our gardens are increasingly affected by climate change. A biology professor at Portland State University, Masta promotes biodiversity throughout the seasons in her intriguing Southwest Portland garden, which was a part of HPSO’s 2022 Open Gardens program. The sunny yellow flowers of our Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida’ witch hazel light up a gray winter day, and I…