Saturday, June 7, 2014

How to Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

by Kathy Vilim

Some homeowners decided to ditch their lawns. A popular lawn-replacement idea was to redesign the front garden with succulents & cactus instead of more water-thirsty plants.

I applaud the use of drought-tolerant plants in any Southern California garden, especially this year with our 3rd year of drought. However, what concerns me is: In their rush to plant drought-tolerant succulent gardens, folks might forget about flowers.

Pollinators need flowers. In order to invite bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to the garden, we need to make sure there are blossoms. Succulents, for the most part, do not flower heavily.   Read the entire article.

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