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Aug 31, 2021
Welcome Pollinators To The Garden

Inspire shoppers to create a backyard oasis for helpful bugs, bees and birds. Attracting pollinators creates a win-win situation for you, your customers and the environment. Home gardeners will appreciate the colorful plants they’re growing to entice pollinators, and those plants will thrive and create a beautiful garden from early Spring through Fall, resulting in satisfied customers.

See what the buzz is all about
Attract and captivate shoppers of all ages with suggestions on how to welcome pollinators to the garden. Use focused displays on annuals, such as Bidens, Pentas and Angelonia, and perennials like Monarda and Buddleia, along with store signs promoting these as bee-attractors that are beautiful and beneficial for the natural world.

Angelonia: Brightens gardens, landscapes and patio planters, and makes an amazing cutting garden flower. These exotic-looking blooms feature intense colors and strong stems. Angelonia AngelMist Spreading Dark Purple Improved

Bidens: Colorful orange and yellow flowers attract pollinators and invite gardeners to look closer. Bidens Sun Drop Improved

Buddleia: Provides continuous blooming from Spring through late summer that is irresistible to butterflies. NEW Buddleia Chrysalis Series

Monarda: Early-flowering Monarda brightens gardens and attracts bees and butterflies in the landscape and patio containers. Monarda Bee-Mine Series

Nepeta: Large, blue-purple flowers offer instant appeal to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. NEW Nepeta Prelude Purple

Pentas: A hands-down winner for continuous, long-lasting color and blooms that encourage cross fertilization. Pentas Lucky Star, Pentas Graffiti 20/20

Marigold: With an exotic, intense color and strong stems, Xochi Orange is an excellent cut flower for Summer and Fall bouquets.

Salvia: Just about every species of Salvia makes a great focal point in garden designs and containers. They can be swarmed with hummingbirds and especially bees who can’t resist their bold colors and appetizing flower shapes. S. greggii Mirage, Salvia Mystic Spires, Interspecific Salvia Big Blue

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