Pollinators play a key role in ecosystem survival by providing the essential service of pollination, enabling plants to produce seeds. Other species as well as humans depend on the seeds and fruits from these plants for food, and according to the Xerces Society, more than two thirds of the world’s crop species require a pollinator. Pollinators such as bees, butterflies, birds and bats depend on flowering plants for nectar and pollen. Their survival is essential to our survival! Yet, some of these important ecosystem inhabitants are declining. What can we do? We can help them by incorporating pollinator friendly plants into the Raleigh landscape.
Pollinator Gardens can play an important role in helping our pollinators thrive. Some of the key elements to include in your pollinator garden include: a variety of plants that bloom at different times of the year to ensure year-round flowers for pollinators, a place for them to seek shelter and a water source.
Saturday is Earth Day! Planting a pollinator garden is great way to do something for the earth. We have listed a few pollinator friendly plants below to get you started on your Raleigh pollinator garden.
- Bee Balm
- Black-eyed Susan
- Butterfly Bush
The Designscapes Team can help you plan and install a pollinator garden to give our Raleigh pollinators a place to thrive. Please give us a call at 919-844-3441 or fill out the contact form below.