Animals can roam about and seek mates with whom to reproduce, but imagine the challenge for a plant, rooted firmly to the ground, to achieve the same end. Pollinators, which include thousands of insect species (bees, tiny wasps, butterflies, beetles, and flies) and other animals (such as hummingbirds and bats), unwittingly move pollen from the male anther of one flower to the female stigma of another as they search for sweet, nourishing nectar and fat- and protein-rich pollen.
The amazing diversity of flowers results in large part from their fascinating adaptations that have evolved to lure pollinators. After all, every aspect of a flower, from the designs on its petals to the timing of its blooming, is vital to the process! In this unique alliance, flowers become fertilized and capable of producing seeds, and everybody wins. But, what’s it to us? For starters, one out of every three bites of food we eat is made possible by a pollinator, and 80 percent of all flowering plants rely on pollinators for survival. Without them, our gardens and lives would be less fruitful.
Native Landscape Solutions knows native plants and how to use them in pollinator garden design and installation. We have seeded miles of native seed for the development of pollinator gardens. We have the experience, knowledge, skill, crews and equipment to help you with your important pollinator garden project. Let our experience help you achieve your native plant dreams.