Posted on August 12, 2015
In the symbiotic dance of plants & pollinators, the plants lead. Flowers coyly employ clever come-hither tricks to entice their chosen intermediaries -- bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds and more - to consummate their reproductive strategies.
Plant lovers are hip to the birds and the bees. Gardeners are all abuzz about bee health and pollinator-friendly perennials. Play matchmaker: Provide the flowers that pollinators love, like those below. If you plant them, they will come!
Echinacea (also a favorite food for finches!)
Salvia (hummingbirds love it, too!)
For the pollinator on the flower, it's just lunch. But for the flower that invited the pollinator, it's serious business. Future generations are at stake.