Energizing Your Future

Plant a flower and make the world better place

Happy Plant a Flower Day – a day dedicated to planting flowers and looking forward to Spring. When planning what flowers to plant this year, consider adding some native plants to your landscaping.

There are lots of native plants that produce lovely flowers and provide food for bees, birds, butterflies and other pollinators. Planting several species like Columbine, Butterfly Weed, Lobelia, Wild Bergamot (aka Bee Balm) and Common Spiderwort throughout your garden will provide beautiful blooms in spring, summer and fall.

“With proper planning and minimal care, you can create a four-season garden, filled with birds and butterflies that’s good for you and the environment,” said Melinda Myers, nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author, columnist and speaker. Since 2014, ATC has partnered with Myers to help landowners learn about compatible low-growing vegetation near transmission lines.

Need some information or inspiration? View or print our Grow Smart Planting Guide, or Grow Smart Pollinator Guide and bring it to your local garden center.