PLANT CONSCIOUSLY, with Dirty Blooms organically grown native plants and heirloom annuals.
Create eclectic pollinator gardens, magical paths of whimsy, bird habitats, marshes or rain gardens, and prairies or meadows right in your back-- or front yard!
Saving our wildlife, requires sharing your space, native plants, and no chemicals! According to scientists, the landscapes must contain at 70% native flora for our wildlife to survive. If you plant consciously, I promise.. they will arrive, stay-- and survive with no other effort!
Host plants are native plants, trees, or shrubs that are a food source for larval caterpillars of butterflies and moths. Host plants can also be annual herbs! Feeding larval caterpillars requires STRAIGHT species native plants. Cultivars, that are listed as "native" won't feed larval caterpillars.
Hummingbird Favorite Plants
Hummingbird plants can easily be identified by their shapes! Long tubular flowers are a favorite hummingbird plant as the throats are deep enough for a hummingbird to access. Ohio has hummingbirds that migrate here, so high nectar native plants like Cardinal Flower and Royal Catchfly are a native favorite! Pack in annuals maximum hummingbird support.
Butterfly Favorite Plants
Adult Butterflies and moth need high nectar plants to survive. These plants are butterflies and moth favorite plants! You will find that packing in both high nectar annuals, and high nectar native plants will attract, and feed droves of butterflies and moths. Plant both, for maximum support and extend the blooming period.
The Connection Between
Straight Species Native Plants & Larval Caterpillars
Pertaining to perennials, It is only straight species native plants, trees & shrubs that feed larval caterpillars for butterflies like the Swallowtails and Mourning Cloaks, and moths like the Luna. Urban & suburban landscapes have been replaced with cultivars and/or "nativars" which stop the life cycle of butterflies and moths in their tracks.
Be a part of the solution.
Read more about straight species natives versus cultivars and plants being marketed as "nativars" & what you can do to help!
Native plants, larval caterpillars, urban gardens, re-wilding & conservation efforts, Bloominati members-all things requiring dirty hands!
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