Thank you Tim Johnson & Chicago Tribune. Photo: Robin Carlson
If you want to attract butterflies and other pollinators, start by providing flowering plants of different colors and shapes that bloom at different times to provide nectar and pollen. (Robin Carlson/Chicago Botanic Garden)
The decline of pollinators is an issue, and home gardeners can take steps to support bees, butterflies and other pollinators while creating and maintaining a beautiful garden. Start by planting a variety of flowering plants that include species with different colors and flower shapes that flower at different times of year to provide nectar and pollen in spring, summer and fall. Mix in some flowers that are native to the region for best results.
“Pollinators are the engines of the planet. Lets keep them in good form.”– Ray Dean