Planting Our Way To A Brighter Future
Did you know that with some careful plant choices, you can turn your garden, patio, or balcony into an environmentally-friendly space with singing birds, fluttering butterflies, and buzzing bees?
All you need to do is choose native plants— plants that naturally occur in the area where you live. Birds and pollinators need thriving plants for a better chance of survival in the face of changing climate and urban development.
Aveda scientist and president of the American Society of Pharmacognosy, Cindy Angerhofer, studies plants to understand better the nourishing benefits of their essential oils for Aveda products. Through her work she is privy to seeing so many birds and pollinators flourish, and in turn create a working ecosystem.
“Native plants have an extraordinary benefit for the landscape and, therefore, for those of us that live in it,” Cindy says. “Pollinators and insects are attracted to native flowers and buds that have provided them food and nectar for eons. And in turn, migrating birds dine on many of the caterpillars and resulting fruit. Native trees and perennials are also more suited to their intended climate and soil thus making them more resistant to droughts.”
If you are ready to create a thriving oasis of native plants for the birds and pollinators in your neighborhood, click on the following link.
“With our changing climate, providing birds with every bit of native habitat possible makes a difference, Connect with your native plant providers so you can follow up and take action in your backyard.”
words taken from Aveda Australia website and image via pinterest