Welcome to the Encore Florals and Laura's On Kingston blog / by Jake


We are a full service florist and gift shop,  and also a wine pantry.  Some weeks we will blog about flowers and all things green; other weeks we will discuss all things wine.  We will offer all types of useful, entertaining and important information, and hope you will enjoy.
We all remember learning about the birds and bees, and now we know that pollination is vital to plant survival.  Bees are the largest pollinator,  and they are disappearing at abnormally high rates.  There are many theories as to why, but the real reason is unknown.  There is also little research being done. 

The Society of American Florists has called for the planting of 500,000 pollinator gardens in the next few years.  We need your help.  The following is a list of good pollinators. They are mostly full sun, require very little care, and are very colorful and fragrant.

Aster
Butterfly Bush
Butterfly Weed
Fennel
Lantana
Bee Balm
Borage
Oregano
Sunflower
Sweet Alyssum
Alstromeria
Lion's Tail
Penstemon
Red Hot Poker
Salvia
Lavender
Gloriosa Daisy
Pincushion Flower
Blanket Flower
Coneflower
Yarrow

Check out the US Fish and Wildlife or The US Forest Service websites for more specific information.  There are also many other sites out there with tons of good information if you'd like to learn more.

Happy planting and may Mother Nature begin to restore our bee populations!