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Bee and Butterfly on Flowers
June 30, 2022

Sue Adams Interviews Her Pollinator Friends

   “Natives, Nativars, Hybrids – We don’t care!          If the flowers have nectar, we’re there!”  – Sue’s friends, the hummingbird, butterfly & bee   Sue: I’ve heard your favorite color flower is red. Hummingbird: I love bright colored flowers, and yes, I love red. But I’ll visit orange, pink, yellow, and […]
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Bee on Coneflower
June 30, 2022

Pollinator-Friendly Plant List

Looking to attract specific insects or animals to your yard? Or want to know who you can expect to visit your current plants? Take a look at our handy Guide to Pollinator-Friendly Plants. You can also download the list HERE.
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Bumblebees on Flowers
June 3, 2022

Why is Pollination Important

Virtually all of the world’s seed plants need to be pollinated. This is just as true for cone-bearing plants, such as pine trees, as for the more colorful and familiar flowering plants. Pollen, looking like insignificant yellow dust, bears a plant’s male sex cells and is a vital link in the reproductive cycle. With adequate […]
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Bee and Butterfly on Flowers
June 3, 2022

Pollinator FAQs

Bees, bats, birds and butterflies do us an important service: As they visit flowers to feed on nectar, they carry pollen from plant to plant. This movement of pollen from a flower’s male stamen to its female stigma — or that of the next flower — fertilizes plants and produces fruits and seeds. Most of […]
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Field of Wildflowers
June 3, 2022

Planting for Pollinators

Follow these great tips below for selecting plants and planting a successful pollinator garden. The pollinators will thank you! Why Use Native Perennials? Native wildflowers, particularly perennials, are perhaps the best source of pollen and nectar for pollinators, in both quantity and quality. Other growth forms, such as native trees, shrubs and vines, as well […]
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