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Wisconsin is home to over 400 species of wild bees, and more than 120 species of butterflies. As the moon rises, over 1,500 species of moths awaken, ensuring round the clock pollination and these are just the more well-known pollinators! These tiny superheroes pollinate over one-third of our food, making their health and survival a critical component of earth’s ecosystem. Every little bit helps – don’t have space to dig in the dirt – create a pollinator focused container for your patio! Olbrich’s Pollinator Plant Sales offer a variety of perennials with plentiful amounts of nectar and pollen, making them very appealing to pollinator insects! Plant pickup is June 20.
A flower, grass, tree or any other plant that occurs naturally in a particular region, state, ecosystem, and habitat without direct or indirect human actions.
Plants grown from seeds collected at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.
Plants that meet the specific dietary requirements of these caterpillars are called larval host plants. Some butterflies and moths require specific host plant to survive, like monarchs and milkweed.
Achillea Moonshine, (A. x 'Taygeta' and A. clypeolata)
Coreopsis verticillata, Creme Caramel
Echinacea, Sombrero Tres Amigos
Eupatorium purpureum, Euphoria Ruby
Melittis melissophyllum, Royal Velvet distinction
Physostegia virginiana, 'Variegata'
Tour spectacularly sustainable home gardens in Shorewood Hills! Explore at your own pace, meet and learn from talented gardeners, and find inspiration for your own garden or landscape.
Pick up some fall-blooming beauties to make your garden a pollinator paradise! One of the most beneficial ways to support pollinators is to provide food sources during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Online only.
Spring bulbs are some of the earliest bloomers, providing much needed food sources for pollinators. Choose from a variety of bulbs and plant them before the snow flies for pops of color and happy pollinators come spring!