The garden is now alive with pollinators thanks to native plants like asters.
The garden is now alive with pollinators thanks to native plants like asters. They are easy to grow, multiply quickly, and are resistant to almost everything, including deer.
Asters take over the fall garden stage with bright white to deep blue flowers. They are covered by pollinators from native bees — honey and bumble — to yellow jackets and butterflies. Don’t be afraid of the insects, as they are too busy going from flower to flower to give you a second thought.
Bee and butterfly habitat is shrinking. You can make a big difference by doing a little. Please plant natives like aster and milkweed today.