Beautify your garden and landscaping with pollinator plants.
Pollinator plants are plants that provide pollen, nectar, and other food resources to pollinators, which include hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and other insects. These plants play a key role in the reproduction of flowering plants by facilitating the transfer of pollen from the anthers to the stigma, which is an essential process for the production of seeds and fruits and the continuation of nearly every plant species.
You can divide pollinator plants into two main categories:
- Pollen plants—These plants produce pollen in abundance. In particular, bees collect pollen to feed their larvae, which helps facilitate the pollination process.
- Nectar plants—These plants produce nectar, which is a sugary liquid that is a reward for pollinators. Hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees are attracted to this nectar, and as they gather it, they inadvertently transfer pollen between flowers.
Adding pollinator plants to your garden or yard offers many benefits for your outdoor living space as well as the environment. For example, pollinator plants support biodiversity, attracting a range of insects, birds, and other wildlife, which can contribute to a healthier and more resilient ecosystem. Pollinator plants are also visually appealing and colorful. By adding these plants to your yard, you not only benefit wildlife, but also enhance the beauty of your outdoor space.
At Deep Roots Natives, our local nursery is a favorite for people looking for a variety of pollinator plants in the Durham, North Carolina area. If you want to enhance the beauty and resilience of your outdoor living space with quality pollinator plants, stop by our nursery for an incredible selection of options.