Plants For Pollinators:
The flowers and plants are food for a huge range of different insects and other living creatures. This insect activity is great for our ecosystem in many ways. In short, you help them and they will help you. So, we need to be more selective in gardening. And focus on growing top 10 plants that are more good for pollinators to carry the process of pollination actively.
The easy way to attract more beneficial wildlife to come and explore your garden is to grow pollen and nectar rich plants that they love and are searching for. The most important step you can take is to choose nectar and pollen rich plants.
Most important thing that must be considered is to grow plants in shelter so that the pollinators feel themselves free and safe from the predators. Do not ignore adding water for all the pollinators need water too.
All we need is to have their favorite varieties blooming in a time period starting from the early spring and ending on late autumn. Moreover, we must avoid the use of pesticides , herbicides and insecticides.
To collect nectar and pollen from one type of plant at a time is the most observed way among honeybees. One trick to attract bees and other pollinators is to grow plants in grouping. In this way the insect have not to fly long distances in search of food.
Top 10 Plants For Bees And Other Pollinators:
Following is the list of top 10 plants that will greatly appeal pollinators to come towards them and will not resist to approach.
Asters are daisy like perennials with starry-shaped flower head. Their bright colors attract butterflies and they love to sip on its juicy petals.
2) Butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii)
this flower has slender cones in summer and spring. It is highly attracted towards pollinators. It is evergreen or deciduous.
It has airy umbrellas of yellow florets in summer that attracts bees and other pollinators. It is perennial and grow in full sun.
They are tiny flowers in tight clusters that grow all year in mild climates. An evergreen shrub that serve as a feast to pollinators.
5)Bee balm (Monarda)
A cluster of long tubed flowers in summer that attracts pollinators specially humming birds. Perennial; sun, or light shade in hottest climates.
6)Borage (Borago Officinalis)
Star-shaped flowers that appear in summer. Annual; sun or partial shade.
As long as you let the plant to flower, it draws bees and humming birds. Perennial herb; sun or partial shade.
They are bright and bold, and beacon for honeybees specially. It carries the pollen bearing varieties. Annual; full sun.
They smelled like they have been scented with honey and so are attracted mostly to bees. Annual; full sun or light shade.
Summer blossoms that serve the pollinators specifically humming birds . Perennial; sunny and give afternoon shade in hot climax.