Pollinators such as honey bees have a beneficial relationship with native plants! When we increase a pollinator’s access to flowers – and pollen and nectar – we increase their populations. And, when we increase the number of pollinators in our ecosystem, we get more abundant, and more healthy, native plants – helping our ecosystem and all its interconnected parts thrive.
If you’d like to help pollinators and our environment at large, consider planting a garden consisting of flowering native plants year round – the birds, bees, and even salmon will thank you!
Start by planning your garden with a selection of plants that flower during each season (1). Below we have created a table of our favorite flowering plants during each season. Happy planting!