BLOOMS FOR ALL SEASONS
It is important to have a source of nectar and pollen through the changing seasons. Planting several varieties from each season of bloom creates a diverse source of food.
FLOWERS FOR POLLINATORS
Browse and enjoy the following sections, these are a few of my favorites, that I have used in the past to attract pollinators. The photos only illustrate a few awesome flowers to attract pollinators. The great news is THERE ARE LOTS of flowers that will work! Below is a partial list of flowering plants that can be used there are many more .....
Clovers Wild Lobelia
Violets Dandelion ( Yep!
Sassafras They are AWESOME
Wild Bergamont plus dandelion killer
Aster is really bad for the
Queen Ann's Lace
Click the black arrow on the right side of the page below to see some favorite spring flowers...
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Yarrow is a native flowering perennial with a long season of bloom, from June till frost. It grows easily in poor to excellent soils, can tolerate drought , and loves full sun. It is a season long source of pollen.
Mountain Mint (Pycananthemum pilosum)
Mountain mint is a plant that is highly prized by beekeepers because it is a very late season source of nectar for honeybees. Native to the south central U.S., it survives Michigan winters and establishes itself well. Considered easy to grow, it will adapt to most soils. Full sun to part shade with medium to slightly dry moisture is all this plant needs to live many years in any landscape.