As summer moves into full swing, you may begin to notice some visitors to yards in your neighborhood. Butterflies, bees and other insects are out and about looking for nectar and pollinating your garden. With the right plants and flowers, you can create a beautiful butterfly garden of your own; or perhaps increase the endangered bee population. Add some bee-friendly flowers to your outdoor spaces and see these industrious insects get to work! Adrian Durban Florist can supply you with all the flowers and plants you need to get started.
Butterflies are a lovely addition to any summer landscape. With the right blooms in place, you can draw these delicate pollinators to your yard all season. Butterflies love nectar, so nectar-producing favorites are an excellent addition to a butterfly garden. Caterpillars love asters and violets, and butterflies are especially interested in snapdragons, daisies, and coneflowers. Bright colors, like those in our Dazzler Bouquet, featured above, are favorites among butterflies. Asters and snapdragons will invite these enchanting “flying flowers” to any porch or patio setting.
Another insect worth attracting is the honey bee. These busy creatures, which are critical to our food supply, are disappearing quickly. You can help them thrive by adding a few bee-friendly plants and flowers to your summer landscape. Bees consider hyssop, coneflowers, and sunflowers among their summertime favorites. Having some of these around your house will attract bees and encourage them to continue to thrive.
Our Sunny Day Pitcher of Sunflowers, pictured above, is a perfect way to tempt bees to your yard. Set this arrangement out on a front porch table to attract bees and friends alike.
Adding bee-friendly flowers to your porch or yard will bring friendly visitors and help fight their endangered species status. Creating a butterfly garden with specific nectar-rich treats will entice beautiful butterflies to any Cincinnati home or garden. Let the floral professionals at Adrian Durban Florist assist in designing the perfect arrangement for bees and butterflies this summer!