As we enter the dog days of summer, our gardens begin to take on the air of tired travelers in need of rest and recovery. During these last days of summer, providing food and shelter for pollinators takes on a critical role in order to provide food supplies for our winged neighbors. Bees forage for nectar, monarchs need fuel for migration.
Several plants provide for late summer nutrition. Asters, sedums, heleneniums and hydrangeas all offer added support during the waning days of summer. They also fill beds with glorious blooms and make beds look less tired and woebegone.
Visit Montgomery Botanical Gardens Pollinator Garden to learn more about what to include to draw pollinators to your garden.