Many plants and flowers we like to surround ourselves with, rely on pollination for survival.
Planting flowers that attract butterflies, honeybees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators are a beautiful and lasting way to enjoy nature. Not only do you provide support to these charming creatures, you also frame your home with lush, colorful blooms.
What Flowers to Plant
Asters are perennial plants that come in a large variety of colors. They are commonly used in flower bouquets to add volume and a texture.
Liatris is a perennial that flowers in the summer time. A particularly hardy flower! It comes in purple and white and is used as a great accent for arrangement. It creates height and its unique shape really pops out when mixed with other flowers.
Attracting these insects can be very beneficial to your garden. They can reduce pest pressure, help build healthy soil, and improve yields. Pollination is how flowering plants reproduce.
Plants provide sweet nectar and pollen for pollinators. In return, pollinators move pollen from one flower to another, fertilizing the plant so it can produce seeds.
Meet 3 underappreciated insect pollinators