Support Biodiversity & Boost Flower Farming Yields
Buying local flowers has been gaining popularity in recent years, with an increasing number of small-scale farmers growing and selling flowers locally. While flower farming is often associated with beauty and aesthetics, it also plays a crucial role in supporting biodiversity and providing habitat for pollinators.
Pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, play a vital role in the reproductive cycle of plants. They transfer pollen from the male to the female parts of the flower, enabling the plant to produce seeds and fruits. In addition to their ecological importance, pollinators also play a critical role in the economic viability of farms. Pollinator-dependent crops, including many flowers, are estimated to be worth billions of dollars annually in the United States alone.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Below are some tried and true native plants for North American flower farmers to support pollinators. Hover/tap on each image to learn more!