For many homeowners, the perfect morning consists of a hot cup of coffee and a view. Vibrant flowers and hummingbirds aren’t only picturesque, but they’re a vital component of our fragile ecosystem. Essentially, natural pollination leads to the production of foods we can eat and seeds that can create more plants. Discover how you can attract pollinators to your yard with native plants.
Intro to Pollinators
Pollination is the process of moving pollen from one flower to another of the same species, to produce fertile seeds. The process is dependent upon pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and other species of animals. In the United States, one-third of all agricultural output depends on pollinators.
Native plants are best adapted to the local growing season, and local pollinators have evolved with them. For example, hummingbirds sip nectar from long tubular honeysuckle flowers, while bees prefer open-faced sunflowers. In most cases, non-native plants cannot provide pollinators with enough nectar or pollen.
Using Native Plants
According to research, native plants are four times more attractive to native bees than exotic flowers. Since native plants are well adapted to the growing conditions of your land, they can thrive with minimum attention. American Native Plants can help you decide which species of native plants would be best for your garden or landscape.
Attracting Bees with Native Plants
Bumblebees play a crucial role in the survival of our planet. You can do your part in conserving the bee population by planting native plants. Ensure that the native plants you choose are good sources of pollen or nectar.
CONTACT AMERICAN NATIVE PLANTS
Whether you’re looking to restore a local wetland or beautify your property, American Native Plants can provide you with the right plants for the job. With an inventory of over 400,000 native trees, native shrubs, and herbaceous plants, consider American Native Plants your one-stop shop for wholesale native plant needs. Peruse our catalog, give us a call, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+!
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7500 Marshy Point Rd
Middle River, MD 21220