Be in the know about pollinators

Chris delivers his pollinator pots to FWF staff.

Create a pollinator garden in a pot!

Chris Waltz, volunteer extraordinaire and wildflower-gardening enthusiast, was inspired by people saying they can’t grow natives because they live in an apartment, condo, or other small space. He started thinking: They grow houseplants and annuals; why can’t they grow natives the same way? The result? A “pollinator garden in a pot.”

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More buzz about pollinators

Chris delivers his pollinator pots to FWF staff.

Create a pollinator garden in a pot!

Chris Waltz, volunteer extraordinaire and wildflower-gardening enthusiast, was inspired by people saying they can’t grow natives because they live in an apartment, condo, or other small space. He started thinking: They grow houseplants and annuals; why can’t they grow natives the same…

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Bring native bees to your landscape

Do you enjoy juicy watermelons, local blueberries and strawberries and fresh Florida orange juice? How about carrots, broccoli, almonds and apples? If you do, please thank an insect! More than 100 crops are dependent on insect pollination, resulting in an economic value…

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Resources for protecting pollinators

10 Easy Wildflowers for Butterflies and Bees

24-page booklet featuring planting and caring guides for 10 species of Florida native wildflowers, as well as information on the bees and butterflies that they attract and support.  Download here

Guide for Choosing Native Wildflowers and Plants

Guide to over 70 wildflowers, shrubs, vines and grasses that are native to Florida and work well in home landscapes. Helps in  selection of plants that are suitable for geographic location, soil and light conditions. Also helps in choosing plants based on color,  season of bloom, and type of pollinators attracted.
Download here.

Florida Wildflowers and Butterflies

Beautiful full color, legal-sized, 2-sided brochure focuses on the relationships between plants and butterflies, funded by the Florida Wildflower Foundation. Download pdf here.

Butterflies are self propelled flowers
— Robert A. Heinlen