Pollinators are responsible for the existence of the vast majority of edible and flowering plants that we enjoy and consume. Here are some of the trees, shrubs and perennials we carry that make pollinators happy:

Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder Good for part sun part shade, fragrant, good cut flower.

Astilbe

Astilbe Partial sun to shade, repels deer and rabbits, good cut flower, blooms in the summer.

Lilies

Exquisite blooms, good cut flower, several varieties available.

Bee Balm

BeeBalm Full sun, partial shade, repels deer and rabbits, fragrant. We have varieties that make good centerpieces and more compact varieties available.

Tall Garden Phlox

Full sun to partial shade, repels deer, good cut flower, fragrant, good mildew resistance.

Sedum

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Drought tolerant, cold hardy, very persistent.

Butterfly Bush

IMG_15152 Deer resistance, water wise, fast growing, easy care, blooms midsummer through fall, good for a wildlife garden, urban garden, hedge, firescaping/fire wise, cutting garden or border.

Russian Sage

A finely textured, upright growing plant. Silvery gray, very aromatic foliage and purple-blue flowers that bloom in late summer. Drought tolerance once it's established.

Honeysuckle

honeysuckle Vigorous, twining vine with dark green foliage, large fragrant florets. Best in moist, well-drained soil. Heat and drought tolerant once established.

Western Catalpa

[caption id="attachment_5049" align="alignnone" width="768"] Catalpa ovata (Chinese species of Indian Bean Tree), Birmingham Botanic Gardens [28 Jul 10][/caption]Large leaves, produces pea pods, upright, rounded structure, great shade tree.

Spirea

Many pollinator friendly varieties of Spirea available, shrubs, xeric variety Dark Knight available, fragrant variety Blue Mist (as shown in picture) available, both varieties require full sun.