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Landscaping 101: Planting for Pollinators



When deciding on vegetation for pollinator habitats, range is essential. Totally different flowers present nectar (a supply of sugar) and pollen (a supply of protein). Fluctuate the flower colours to draw totally different pollinators: bees are extra drawn to white, yellow, and blue, whereas butterflies have a tendency to love shiny reds and purples. Fluctuate the bloom time so there’s an obtainable meals supply all through the rising season. Native vegetation have one of the best nectar and pollen sources, and have a tendency to assist essentially the most range in species. Cluster vegetation in teams of three or 5 so pollinators don’t must relearn the right way to enter every flower as they buzz from plant to plant. Right here’s a fast listing to start out off your pollinator panorama. Search for the butterfly on the indicators in our shops to point vegetation that assist pollinators!

Spring Bloomers:
Amsonia
False Indigo
Pasqueflower
Prairie Smoke

Early Summer season Bloomers:
Coreopsis (attempt the native Lanceleaf)
Coneflowers (attempt the native Pale Purple Coneflower!)
Leadplant
Missouri Primrose
Purple Poppy Mallow

Late Summer season Bloomers:
Allium
Agastache
Black Eyed Susans
Gayfeather (attempt the native Tough Blazing Star!)
Goldenrod
Joe Pye Weed
Mexican Hat
Milkweed
Prairie Clover
Yarrow

Fall Bloomers
Aster
False Sunflower
Gentian
Iron Weed
Sneezeweed

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