Everyone enjoys the beauty of flowers in our gardens and common areas around commercial spaces. Planting native plants not only adds beauty it is especially important for pollinators. From large plantings to small backyard gardens every flower makes a difference. Pollinators are important to our ecosystems and produce natural resources by helping plants reproduce., Without pollinators our agricultural economies, food supplies, and landscapes would collapse since 75% to 95% of all flowering plants on the earth need help with pollination.
What is Pollination?
Pollination is when a pollen grain is transferred from the “anther” or the male part of a flower to the “stigma” the female part of the plant. This first step in pollination can occur with wind and water but also occurs when animals and insects travel from plant to plant carrying pollen on their bodies.
Bees, birds, butterflies, bats, flies, beetles, wasps, and small mammals are popular pollinators. These pollinators travel from flower to flower transferring pollen.
Helping Pollinators with your Landscape Areas
Adding natural local plants and flowers into your landscape helps the entire ecosystem. By adding flowering plants to your landscape, you can help the world’s pollinator’s. Discuss your concerns with your landscaper about supporting natures pollinators. A skilled landscaper will be able to help you select the right flowering plants that not only will enhance your landscape areas but will provide a real resource to your local ecosystem. Native pollinators adapt to local native plants and flowers best which often require less water than ornamentals. Don’t be afraid of bees. Most bees will avoid stinging and use that behavior only for self-defense. Did you know male bees do not sting? Every flower counts, so don’t discount the fact that your landscape space can make a difference.
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