It’s spring again and soon enough the pollinators will be back in action spreading pollen from plant to plant, and fertilizing them along the way. But do you know everything it takes to create a pollinator-friendly garden? No? Well don’t worry this infographic shows you everything you need to know.
A few pollinators are hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, moths, flies, wasps, beetles lacewings, and bats. It is astounding that there are so many different animals and insects that pollinate plants.
Hands down one of the coolest pollinators is the hummingbird. Hummingbirds are attracted to a lot of plants including; bee balm, begonias, lily, lupine, zinnias, sage, foxglove, and impatiens.
Pollinators love a good water source. By simply getting a bowl and placing a few stones in it, you can keep bees, and other pollinators hydrated while they go about doing their hard work. These puddlers will also attract butterflies.
A puddler is a unique stone that holds water that gives insects like butterflies not only water but key salts and other nutrients as well.
Some other plants you should add to your pollinator garden are; Iris,m phlox, salvia, verbena, yucca, nasturtium, gladiolus, and cleome.
We have hounded on the importance of pollinators on GreenPal for years and with good reason. Pollinators are responsible for ensuring that we have enough food in the future. Without them, we would not be able to harvest fruits from our crops because they would never get fertilized. Worst of all, pollinator habitats have been decimated, and any small haven can help them rebound tremendously.
Creating a pollinator-friendly garden is a great way to do your part to ensure that we have plenty of pollinators in the future. Be sure to share this infographic on Facebook, and Twitter, and check out Part Select for more great pollinator info.
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