Pollinator Seed Mix 1/2 oz.
It’s true that all of our species support pollinators and provide food for them. This mix is the “Top Hits,” or plants that fairly vibrate all day long with hundreds of pollinating insects. Our dear friend April refers to her Anise Hyssop as if she is operating a “Bumblebee Homeless Shelter.” They do usually fall asleep on the flowers, which is something wonderful to see just after sunrise. If you’ve ever wanted to have a Bumblebee Petting Farm? This seed mix is your best chance. The species included may vary by availability, likely to include:
Mountain Mint x3 (Pycnanthemum muticum, P. incanum, P. virginianum)
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Giant Yellow Hyssop (Agastache nepetoides)
Boneset x2 (Eupatorium perfoliatum, E. altissimum)
Ox-Eye Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)
Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)
Blue Lobelia (L siphilitica)
Little Joe Pye (Eupatorium dubium)
Smooth Aster (Symphotrichum laeve)
Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum)
Frost Aster (Aster pilosa)
Flat Top Aster (Aster umbellatus)
Pink Coreopsis (Coreopsis rosea)
Finding good pollinator seed is the beginning of beautiful pollinator gardens. Our region’s environment will be much more resilient in the face of the climate crisis with more, and more native plant gardens. Our bumblebees, pollinating wasps, orchard mason bees, solitary nesting bees and all other pollinators need people to share the gift of quality pollinator seed every day. Pollinator gardens with native plants that grow alongside agricultural vegetable gardens increase fruit yields exponentially. Organic vegetable gardens done right always consider some perennial wildflower garden space. Our pollinating insects encourage strong vegetable growth by volunteering to help push extra fruiting action. Visiting flowers to collect pollen is all that bees care about doing!
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