Has the COVID-19 pandemic caused you to pick up new hobbies? In March, many started to pick up gardening and becoming #plantmoms as their new hobby. Did you know that it is easy to turn gardening into an environmentally friendly activity! Native plants and pollinator gardens will benefit your community, planet earth, and wildlife!
Fall in Florida is the perfect time to plant some native wildflowers and grasses! By planting wildflower seeds in fall you will follow Mother Nature's cycle! Flowers naturally drop their seeds in the fall, and they overwinter, then germinate and bloom in spring! Click on the PDF from Florida Wildflower Foundation to learn about 20 easy to grow wildflowers!
Wildflowers are not only gorgeous, but they provide crucial habitat for our pollinators! Pollinators are insects and other animals that move pollen from the male anther of a flower to the female stigma of a flower. This triggers fertilization in the flower which is important for the production of crops, as well as habitat and ecosystems that many wildlife rely on. By providing pollinator habitat, you are helping increase pollinator populations which are on the decline.