National Pollinator week is in full swing and the pollinators are all awake and out there buzzing around. Collecting nectar isn’t the only thing they do, they also carry the ever-essential pollen from flower to flower, helping them to pollinate and create more flowers! Which is why it’s important for us to support pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds because they are responsible for 90 percent of flowering plants. Without them we wouldn’t have some of the beautiful plants we carry at City Floral 花园中心.
So, for National Pollinator week let us get out there and create that pollinator friendly garden you’ve always wanted. Here is the 5 best perennials and the 5 best annuals you can plant today to help!
5 多年生植物 that bees, butterflies and other pollinators will love.
羽扇豆s are an ideal flower for beginners. They do not require a whole lot of care and can generally be fine growing on their own (obviously you’ll have to water them). 他们是高的, with a showy spire of flowers that can come in a multitude of color varieties with impressive green textured foliage.
土壤: Well-draining acidic soil
This plant is tough as nails and will bloom for months with little care. They have many beautiful clusters of lavender-blue flowers that bees absolutely adore! In fact most of the time you can witness the bees loving the 猫薄荷 here at City Floral.
开花时间: Typically, late spring to early summer into early fall
This is an herb of many uses, culinary and decorative. It makes the perfect addition to perennial gardens and borders. It provides beautiful sweeping drifts of color and fragrance.
水: Around 1” to 2” per week
开花时间: Late spring to early summer
The Blue mist spirea is a wonderful small shrub for Colorado. It’s drought tolerant, deer-resistant, and produces beautiful deep blue flowers in late summer. Most importantly bees cannot get enough of this perennial when the flowers are in bloom.
水: Around 1” to 2” per week
Russian sage is easy to grow and does well in Colorado. It grows best in warm climates and tolerates clay or average soils, if the drainage is good. 充足的阳光 is needed to produce lots of flowers which will bring all those pollinators to your garden.
水: Around 1” to 2” per week for the first year
5 一年生植物 that bees, butterflies and other pollinators will love
A favorite here at City Floral, we carry a bunch of different colors and species that are perfect for any pollinator garden. They are easy to grow, colorful, and emit a lovely scent.
土壤: Rich, medium-moisture, well-drained soil
水: Let soil dry completely between watering
开花时间: Flowers freely throughout season
These gorgeous annuals are almost the perfect flower for every garden. They have three key qualities: low maintenance, heat and drought tolerant and they come in many beautiful colors! These are a must have for every garden.
土壤: Fertile, Well-drained soils
水: Moist soil to grow their best
矮牵牛 are one of the most popular garden flowers. Which is why here at City Floral 花园中心 you will always find rows and rows of the most stunning colors. Most petunia varieties will bloom throughout the summer, 酷热天气除外, so keep some shade handy on those hot days.
土壤: Light and fertile, Well-drained soils
水: Weekly, deep watering is sufficient
开花时间: Spring and 夏天
Annual salvia is almost always in bloom; it will add tons of color to any garden. Butterflies and hummingbirds particularly love the sweet nectar that comes from these beautiful flowers. Pair them with other pollinator friendly plants like marigolds or geraniums for a good-looking pollinator friendly garden.
土壤: Rich, Well-drained soils
水: Medium water requirements
There is no annual more cheerful or easier to grow than the marigold. They will bring a wealth of color all summer long and even into autumn! Here at City Floral we carry the French 金盏花, which are somewhat smaller and more compact than their cousins, and the African 金盏花, which are tall and upright, reaching almost 3-4 feet in height.
水: Water deeply, then let the soil dry before watering again.