Buzz About Pollinators

Pollinator is a buzz word in gardening circles these days. They’re good for growing and here’s why.

Pollen is created by plants and flowers and it’s a great fertilizer for the whole garden. Bees and insects think pollen is delicious.  So, they’ll sneak into your garden and snack on the pollen then spread it around in the process. Pollinators are the most cost-effective and efficient crew for this job – embrace them!

Animal Pollination

U.S. Forest Service

Helpful links:

Ohio Pollinator Health, Protection and Conservation Plan

Attracting Pollinators to the Garden

Animal Pollination

Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initaitve

Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden Using Native Plants

Ohio Nectar and Pollen Producing Plants

Pollinator Plants – Great Lake Region

Selecting Plants for Pollinators

Bee-loving wild plants:

  • White and Purple Asters
  • Yellow Sweet Clover
  • Birdsfoot Trefoil
  • White Dutch Clover / White Sweet Clover
  • Giant Catmint
  • Butterfly Weed
  • Giant Milkweed