A pollinator is an insect or animal that causes plants to make fruit or seeds. Bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, spiders, flies, wasps, and bats are pollinators, to name only a few. Pollinators have been in rapid decline in recent years, but you can help them by planting pollinator-friendly plants in your gardens.
For Perennial Garden Month, we’ve put together a Pollinator Friendly Courtyard in our nursery. See a sampling of perennials known for being well loved by pollinators, especially the butterflies and hummingbirds so many people love to see in their yards.
Pollinator tip: Plant Milkweeds or leave Milkweeds in place when you find the plant in your garden. As caterpillars, Monarchs feed exclusively on the leaves of Milkweed, and simply cannot live without it.
Here is a selection of pollinator-friendly plants that we currently have in the nursery, and expect to restock throughout this year’s growing season. We hope you come in to take a look!