Pollinating Plants To Grow
Posted on May 09 2019
Bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators really don't get enough credit. When gardeners see bees in the garden, they go stiff, fearful of getting stung; but if we leave them alone, we learn that they are helping to produce over 1/3 of the foods we eat.
When pollinating insects approach plants, they feed on the sweet nectar of plants; but really, they are allowing our plants to mature. When bees and other pollinators can't reach plants, that's when they die and we suffer.
It's time to save the bees, beginning in spring through fall, by planting pollinating flowers, shrubs and vegetables. Here's a brief list of pollinating plants to grow:
- Purple Coneflower
- Lemon Balm
- Butterfly bushes
- American Holly
Some of these pollinating flowers and herbs, such as Lavender, Thyme and Aster are deer-resistant plants that can be used to keep deer away from gardens, as a bonus.