Today begins Pollinator Week, a week devoted to the plight of declining Pollinators in the United States. You can find out more at Pollinator.org, and see some neat posters and other things on offer (if they are still available).
Generally accepted wisdom is that native plants are best for pollinators. I don’t disagree. However, since I just lost many of my native hollies (while interestingly my non-natives survived the drought just fine. So much for the idea that natives are adaptable to climate change–at least in my yard!) I am kind of holding off on replanting anything right now while I see what’s what.
But of course I still want a little color for the summer.
So I have noticed that the bees are loving this purple verbena.
And of course our lawn has plenty of clover for them to enjoy as well.
They are also enjoying my flowering herbs, particularly the oregano, lavender and chives.
So yes, I still do love native plants–so long as they survive in my yard. Friday I will post about my late season garden for pollinators.
We have to try to do what we can when we can–at least I think so.