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Kerby’s Nursery in Central Florida promotes the benefits and beauty of pollinators.

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Garden centers have the luxury of promoting beneficial pollinator plants all summer long, and Kerby’s Nursery in Central Florida offers something for everyone. Highlighting salvia, milkweed and roses, customers can always find something to plant for their winged backyard friends. Plus, check out their popular interactive mural, hydrangeas, new Farmhouse, unique Butterfly House and more.

 

photos COURTESY OF lydia little

1) Salvia is a beautiful pollinator-friendly bloom that does well in sunny gardens. Here it’s photographed with lavender Lily of the Nile.

2) The At Last Rose by Proven Winners is not only an easy-care shrub, but it also attracts pollinators.

3) Milkweed is a necessity if customers are looking to attract monarch butterflies. It’s their host plant!

4) The ever-rising popularity of houseplants means the greenhouse is well stocked. Customers can also shop through The Kerby’s Houseplant Shop, which ships plants across the continental U.S.

5) Filled with milkweed for monarchs, Dutchman’s Pipe Vine for swallowtails and other blooms for butterflies, the Butterfly House allows customers to learn about butterfly gardening and its benefits, and witness butterflies in flight.

6) A designated Proven Winners section allows customer to shop a rotating selection of plants offered by the brand.

7) Hydrangeas take center stage in the summer, and in Central Florida, these stunning shrubs need full shade and lots of water to thrive.

8) From left to right, Maddy, Kim and Abby pose with their puppy, Pearl, in front of a hand-painted butterfly mural near the Butterfly House. Kim and her husband, Joey, are the owners of Kerby Nursery.

9) The newest pride and joy of the nursery, The Farmhouse opened in spring 2022 and allows for a more efficient checkout experience.

10) In The Storehouse, customers enjoy the sound of wind chimes while shopping for a variety of products, seeds and garden accessories.