Celebrating Pollinators

Celebrating Pollinators

A Look at the Ecological Benefits of Our April Plant Merch Box Collection

Spring is in full swing and what better way to celebrate the season of renewal than with the April Favorites Plant Merch box from Natchez Glen House? This collection of Steve Mydelski's favorite plants includes Echinacea Pow Wow White, Heucherella Copper King, Stachys Hummelo, and Phlox Hybrida Magenta Pearl. But these plants are not only beautiful, they also play an important role in supporting our ecosystem by providing food and shelter for various insects.

Echinacea Pow Wow White is a pollinator magnet, attracting various species of bees, butterflies, and moths. In particular, it's a favorite of monarch butterflies, whose populations have been in decline in recent years. By planting Echinacea in your garden, you're not only creating a beautiful display, but also providing a much-needed food source for these important pollinators.

Heucherella Copper King is a unique and beautiful plant that not only adds a pop of vibrant color to the garden, but also supports important insects. I love to plant it in a light shade or dappled light area where other plants may struggle to flower. The intricate foliage and delicate blooms are a favorite of pollinators such as bees and butterflies, making it a vital addition to any garden ecosystem. By adding Heucherella Copper King to your garden, you'll not only be supporting the beauty of your space, but also the health and well-being of our planet's insect populations

Stachys Hummelo, with its bright pink flowers and minty-scented foliage, is another favorite of pollinators. Bees and butterflies flock to its nectar-rich blooms, while its foliage provides a cozy hiding spot for beneficial insects like ground beetles and spiders.

Finally, Phlox Hybrida Magenta Pearl is a must-have for any pollinator garden. Its fragrant pink blooms attract a variety of butterflies and moths, including the stunning hummingbird moth. Its foliage also provides a cozy home for caterpillars, which will eventually transform into beautiful butterflies and moths.

By planting these four plants in your garden, you're not only adding a touch of beauty and whimsy, but also creating a habitat for a variety of insects. Supporting our ecosystem in this way is a small but important step towards a healthier planet for future generations.

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