Bumble bee on a pink flower
Dabl At Home Dec 2020
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Save The Planet By Adding A Pollinator Garden To Your Property!

Our planet’s pollinators are in big trouble, and we can help save them and ourselves by adding pollinator gardens to our properties!

In the past, pollinators like bees and wasps have been considered to be pests. Some people even fear them because of their ability to deliver a painful sting when disturbed. However, we rely greatly on bumble bees and other pollinators to survive and keep our planet thriving. Pollinators are extremely important because they move pollen between plants to allow for fertilization, which is essential for seed and fruit production in plants. Of the nearly 1,500 different plants that are grown worldwide for our food, beverages, spices, fibers, and medicines, almost 80% require the help of pollinators to successfully produce crops. More than half of the world’s fats and oils come from animal pollinated plants, and the USDA estimated that pollination dependent plants produced each year within the U.S. are worth more than $10 billion.

Now that you know how important pollinators are in producing the foods, materials, and medicines we need to survive, you’ll understand why it’s a problem that pollinators are now in danger of extinction. There is disturbing evidence seen worldwide that suggests pollinating insects and animals are suffering from loss of habitat, the misuse of chemicals, and the introduction of invasive plant and animal species, among other factors. Most notably, the U.S. has lost over 50% of its honey bee colonies over the last decade. Many other pollinators are federally listed species, meaning there is clear evidence of their disappearance in natural areas. 

While the situation is dire, there is something you can do to help. Consider planting a pollinator garden on your property to provide resources and habitats the pollinators need to survive. Make sure to reduce or exclude pesticide use. These flower beds can be absolutely beautiful, and you’ll be helping the ecosystem and America’s food systems thrive. If you have your own vegetable garden, you’ll likely notice that the presence of pollinators will even help your personal crops thrive

Plus, you won’t just be attracting a plethora of bumble bees or wasps to your home. You will also be providing the food and resources for other pollinating animals, including beautiful butterflies, adorable bats, and graceful hummingbirds. In order to make your garden extra appealing to pollinating animals, you can include houses for bats and native bees and mineral or salt licks for butterflies. If you are motivated to start your own pollinator garden, here are some products you can use to get started today!

Uncommon Goods Uncommon Goods

Butterfly Puddler

This beautiful puddler is made with handcrafted stoneware and recycled glass and is used to attract butterflies to your garden. All you have to do is fill it with sand or rock salt, and fill it with a teaspoon of water. As the water evaporates, the butterflies are attracted to the minerals that are left behind. Once they know they can come to your home for food, the beautiful butterflies will be hanging out in your garden all the time! 

$40

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Homestead EssentialsHomestead Essentials

Homestead Essentials Chateau Bee House

Help attract bees to your garden by giving them a place to call home! This adorable bee house is pleasant to look at, and makes a great habitat for leafcutter and mason bees. It also gives bees a safe place to lay eggs away from predators and inclement weather, giving them a chance to reproduce new bees to combat their dwindling population. 

$31 (5% Off!)

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Copper SpadeCopper Spade

Copper Spade Cedar Bluebird Bird House

Encourage small pollinating birds like hummingbirds to visit your garden by giving them a safe place to stay away from predators. This classic, high-end bird house is made from the finest American red cedar wood. It’s meant to be durable and rot resistant to survive inclement weather and be used for a long time. The birds will love the easy access the 1.5 inch hole provides, as well as the airflow and ventilation inside the bird house.

$28 (7% Off!)

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Eden BrothersEden Brothers

BEE HAPPY - Organic Bee Attractor Wildflower Mix

Help attract bees and other pollinators with this beautiful mix of wildflowers and herbs. The mix of seeds provided in this set will produce an array of different blooms that will work together to create a beautiful mosaic of vibrant colors in your garden. All the seeds are 100% pure with no fillers and require a low amount of maintenance. 

$13+

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Eden BrothersEden Brothers

Bird & Butterfly Wildflower Seed Mix

This wonderful seed mix includes 14 different species of colorful wildflowers, all meant to attract birds, butterflies, and bees to your garden. The mix contains both perennial and annual wildflowers. Although these 100% pure seeds are low maintenance, these plants do prefer direct sunlight. However, they are suitable for planting throughout North America and all USDA zones. 

$11+

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Eden BrothersEden Brothers

All Perennial Wildflower Seed Mix

Perennial plants can live for more than two years, and some can even bloom all year long! This wildflower mix will attract pollinators and contains an assortment of the most beloved flowers, including Lupine, Flax, Coreopsis, and Shasta Daisy. Although these seeds can take a while to grow, they are low maintenance, beautiful plants that will be well worth the wait! 

$13+

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Nature Hills Nursery Nature Hills Nursery

Summer Pollinator Pocket Garden

If you act now, you still have time to plant a pollinator garden this Summer! This stunning mix includes 12 packs of seeds that will grow a variety of flowers, including Mountain Mint, Sweet Black Eyed Susan, Purple Coneflower, and Smooth Blue Aster. Once established, these plants are drought tolerant and can stand up to heat, humidity, and the cold. These long lasting flowers are an excellent source of nectar for butterflies and other beneficial pollinators. 

$113 (30% Off!)

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