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Holding Down the Fort: Changing Seasons

Posted on June 18, 2020

As we transition from spring to summer, we start to see seasonal flowers in bloom.

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Columbines are a great example of a wildflower that has blossomed in the last several days. Columbines, among other pollinator-friendly plants, play an important role in maintaining a healthy environment thanks to its ability to attract bees. Bees are vital to our ecosystem, as pollination helps countless plants grow and act as food and shelter to other living organisms.

But unfortunately, our bee population is suffering. Pesticides, climate change, and other factors are affecting the bee population, impacting our ecosystem as a whole. The good news? You can help! 

Bumble bee sitting on a purple flower in summer

Together, we can help improve the bee population by making our summer gardens pollinator-friendly. Start by planting a few of these plants, perfect for attracting bees and other pollinators, to help our environment.

  1. Lilacs
  2. Lavender
  3. Mint
  4. Lantana
  5. Sedums
  6. Milkweed
  7. Zinnias

Not sure how to get started?

Head to Holding Down the Fort: Bring Nature to Your Doorstep for an at-home craft that will start attracting bees to your yard.