June 4, 2020

Growing wildflowers for bees & butterflies

Support butterflies, bees, and other native pollinators by growing wildflowers in your garden. Here are a few tips…

While bees and butterflies are important species for pollinating our crops, they are growing increasingly endangered due to the use of pesticides in agriculture, as well as the scarcity of native wildflower meadows, which used to be much more plentiful than they are today. One great way that sustainable gardeners can support bees, butterflies, and other native species locally is by growing wildflowers in your garden and yard.

Planting wildflowers not only provides pollinating insects with the pollen, nectar, and habitat that they need to survive, but it also adds some wild beauty and visual interest to your landscape. And attracting pollinator insects to your garden will also have the added benefit of boosting your garden harvests!

This short video shares some helpful tips for growing wildflowers in your own garden. Whether you add them to borders or walkways, or choose to plant a larger wildflower meadow in an unused area of the lawn, both you, and the bees and butterflies will benefit!

 

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Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!

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