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Pollinator Plants

Now that it's officially Spring, it's a good time to talk about pollinator plants and why you should include them around your home and garden.

Pollinator plants are flowering plants that provide... pollen.

There is a strong theory that the decline in pollinators, mainly bees, is due to the decline of naturally occurring pollinator plants (wildflowers and weeds) due to urbanization and pesticides. This means that our pollinator friends need all the help they can get.

Did you also know that planting pollinator plants around your garden will encourage pollination IN your garden? Imagine what that will do for your vegetables!

If you don't have a garden or the idea of flowers in your garden isn't for you, it's still a great idea to plant these flowers around your house as a pollinator stop!

Lastly, if you don't mind the "weeds", some of them make the BEST pollinator plants.

Here's a list of some of the top polinator plants:

  • Bee Balm

  • Borage

  • Butterfly Bush

  • Coneflower

  • Cow Parsnip

  • Dahlia

  • Daisy

  • Dandelion

  • Goldenrod

  • Hyacinth

  • Lavender

  • Marigold

  • Milkweed

  • Snapdragon

  • Sunflower

When you are creating your pollinator space, try to include a variety of plants that flower at different times to give our pollinators help all season long.

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