Native Plant Pollinators To Help Ensure Your Food Supply
Insects are necessary to carry on the task of pollinating the flowers. It's a magical world in the blossoms, and a lot goes on without your intervention. Deprived of the insect's dedicated excursions, your garden would be an unproductive effort. If you take the time to practice the art of mindfulness, you will see some amazing native plant pollinators.
Pollinators With a Long Proboscis - If you have ever relaxed by spending nightly hours on your deck, inhaling the jasmine scent of the flowering tobacco, nicotiana, then you have probably been buzzed by the hummingbird moth.
This nocturnal beauty looks like the hummingbird that makes those speedy flights pollinating your perennial bee balm, but a more detailed glance identifies this night-loving creature as a moth. Your garden is very active at night. Pollination doesn't stop when the sun goes down.
Moreover, another long-beaked pollen collector is the hawk moth. Orchids need this fellow with the foot-long proboscis for employment among the elongated, tubular flowers.
Pest Controlling Pollinators - Hoverflies perform their responsibilities pollinating blossoms, and they produce larvae. Serving as a natural pest control, the larvae eat other insects. Midge flies to make sure you have chocolate. Without the midge flies in the cacao tree, there is no cocoa.
Prehistoric Pollinators - Soldier and blister beetles have successfully survived since ancient times. They leave their droppings behind, which gives them the reputation of being "messy." Your magnolia shrub needs these actors performing their dedicated shows.
Pollinators That Make Organic and Natural Sweeteners From Nectar - Where would you be without the rapidly disappearing honey bees? Fruit trees and berry plants sing in the springtime from hundreds of these hard workers. While their feet and tiny body hairs collect and transfer the pollen, they are busy collecting the nectar to make honey. The world of insects provides your nutrient-dense food supply, and they paint your landscape with a fragrant floral world.
You have the opportunity to show gratitude and provide a safe habitat to all the necessary pollinators. Start using eco-friendly pest control in your garden. Build natural mulches that decompose into plant nutrients to fertilize your plants. Be an organic grower and encourage the return of honey bees.