Plants for Pollination
We’ve all heard about the problems that bees are having. Pesticides, cialis viruses, discount cialis parasites, pathogens and lack of habitat are making it harder for bees to survive. They are an especially important part of our ecosystem because they pollinate many of the plants that provide food to us.
What can we do individually to help bees and other pollinators? It seems like the problem is bigger than us. But, one easy thing we can do is to plant the plants that attract bees. Giving them more food sources is a step in the right direction to help bees.
Bees prefer plants that have bright white, yellow or blue flowers that are shallow and have a platform shape that they can land on. Here are some of the desert plants that attract bees. Consider planting some of them when adding plants to your landscape.
- Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum)
- Penstemon (Penstemon spp.)
- Bee Brush (Aloysia gratissima)
- Foothills Palo Verde (Parkinsonia microphylla)
- Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa)
- Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata)
These are just some of the plants and trees that attract bees. Often you will see lots of bees on plants that have blooming flowers. They generally leave after the flowers are finished blooming.
A good resource is the guide for selecting plants for pollinators. Let us know if you have any questions about plants that attract pollinators. We’re here to help you. We can be reached at (520) 370-5697 or email us at email@example.com.