One out of every three bites of your food depends on a pollinator, so rolling out the welcome mat and ringing the dinner bell for pollinators by planting varieties they’ll love is just plain smart. Plus, watching butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees enjoying the garden as much as you do is one of the many joys of life in the garden.
We have many perennial varieties grown with these pollinators in mind, as they spend most of their lives in search of pollen and we reap the benefits of them doing so! Here are a few of our favorites:
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The relationship between plants and insects is a vital, even foundational, aspect of our ecosystem, and it’s well past time for us to rid ourselves of an antiquated “bugs are yucky!” mindset. Inviting insects to your garden and observing their behavior, watching them interact with each other and with your plants is truly one of the most fascinating and rewarding parts of being a gardener. Even if you’ve never planted a thing in your life, it’s not too late to get started and take the first step toward a better environment.