Planting so that there are larval host-species and shelter for pollinators is as important as planting to provide sources of nectar and pollen. The goal is to produce a sustaining and enduring habitat with a succession of blooms- like a fireworks display, but in very slow motion- so that there are always several species of pollinator-friendly blossom available throughout the season.

Graph showing growing seasons of various plans at bee the change Ferrisburgh project
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