Attracting Pollinators To Your Garden Using 5 Early Season PlantsMay 2nd, 2012 | Posted by in Organic Gardening
Flowering garden plants attract pollinators for successful pollination by means of nature's plan, and this leads to bountiful harvests of fruit and vegetables. Majority of plants require assistance for pollination and bumblebees, mason bees, solitary bees, flies, beetles, and butterflies aid them. There are many flowering plants to choose from which will attract pollinators. Compact flowering plants like heather can have scores of bees working the plant at the same time. Red currant can grow well in rocky ground it is deer-resistant and magnet for attracting hummingbirds. Rockcress produces a dense profusion of small, fragrant blooms in early spring, which will attract pollinators. Lavender grows best in full sun and its strong aromatic evergreen shrub produces thousands of small blooms that attract bees throughout its growing cycle. Muscari spikes are ideal for attracting pollinators to the garden. Bees and other pollinating insects are declining in numbers due to the loss of habitat, parasites, and pesticides. Therefore, these plants are vital for pollination in absence of native pollinators.
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