Pollinators do much of the unseen heavy lifting to make our crops produce and to help balance and stabilize the Earth’s ecology. They have only more recently been recognized for the crucial role they play, as their numbers have dwindled due to the overuse of chemicals harmful to them.
Pollinator-supportive practices Columbine embraces:
- We embrace practices that nourish the soil and support the local ecological web including using only natural sprays and amendments.
- We select plants that are locally native and use true species whenever available because pollinators prefer them. An example of this is a preference for the classic pinkish purple coneflower/Echinacea purpurea as opposed to the new hybrid reds, oranges and white varietals.
- We make an effort to include plants that are popular among the pollinators every time we design or augment a bed or landscape.
For more info on the important work pollinators do and how to nurture them, click here. We’re always happy to discuss ecological concepts and how to integrate them into your landscape, so don’t hesitate to engage us!