About 75% of all flowering plants rely on insect pollinators. These insects transfer pollen between plants in order to make seeds for new plants. Creating a pollinator garden helps bees, butterflies and other insects such as beetles, ants, and flies to pollinate these in a concentrated area.
Pollinators are a keystone species for the the survival of a large number of other species. The vitality and health of pollinator populations provide a glimpse of a strong ecosystem.
Pollinators require two essential components in their habitat: a nesting community and flowers providing food from which to gather nectar and pollen. Native plants provide the best source of food for pollinators because the plants and pollinators have coevolved with one another.
In many urban landscapes, pollinators have struggled to find the appropriate species of plants. By providing patches of native flowers which bloom at different times of the year, the environment for pollinators can be improved.
The perfect pollinator garden would provide native plants for foraging, reproduction and shelter. Our pollinator native plants include: