|Pollinators Central Role in "Grace Community Garden"|
of the garden is a 15ft-diam. raised "pollinator bed", a quite different
style from the vegetable gardens around it. It will be planted in
species that are native to Texas, and attractive to "pollinators"
that go from plant to plant thus
get better yield of crops. Examples of pollinators are butterflies, bees,
wasps, beetles, hummingbirds.
Fortunately "Native Plant
Society - Houston Chapter" is a source of coastal prairie plants, plus
we can buy transplants from
the "Houston Audubon
Native American Seed in Junction, TX.
Once established, a pollinator garden will need very little care, and it provides so many interesting things to enjoy: flowers, bees, butterflies. Some plants chosen will attract "beneficials" - insects that go after common garden pests.
This pollinator garden features a large central birdbath - greeting all who enter!
“The hum of bees is the voice of the garden" - Elizabeth Lawrence, gardener, landscape artist