Planting flowers also helps people in many ways. It can help students learn about natural things in the environment. You can also tie this into economics by seeing how the flowers affect the economy. Some flowers can also be used for a food source such as sunflowers, honeysuckles, lemon balm, and dandelions. Some flowers can be made into clothing. Some can be made into body lotions and other cleaning and washing supplies. Other ways flowers benefit humans is that they can be used in creating medications or treating cuts and burns. Without flowers, what would people do?
Planting flowers also benefits our environment. When you plant flowers, many positive things happen. This includes making oxygen for us. Oxygen is needed for all humans and animals to live, so this is one good thing for them. Plants also attract some organisms. Some of them are birds that collect nectar, butterflies, and bees. Plants create habitats for things, too! Some creatures need a flowery environment to live. Without flowers, our environment would not be productive.
Sure planting flowers takes a lot of time, but it creates a habitats for bugs, animals, bacteria, and many other species. Sure birds, deer, and rabbits may eat them, but those animals are important to the ecosystems. It will also attract butterflies, that will also pollinate just like bees. Flower gardens help animals by giving them a place to live. It also provides them with supply to eat and drink.
But one of the most important reasons to plant flowers, is to benefit pollinators like bees. Bees are dependent on flowers for their pollen to make honey. The honey is their food supply. Without flowers, the bee population would continue to decline. The flowers are dependent on the bees to pollinate in order for them to reproduce. Without bees, there would be fewer flowers. Therefore, bees and flowers are interdependent.
We realized that there was interdependence while doing our project at the Pete Dye Course. That is why we planted a large area of flowers to create an environment that would benefit bees and everything else in our community. Because the bee population is declining, our community needs to join in planting more flowering plants. Just think about what it would be like with no flowers or no bees? If we don’t plant flowers, we may find out.