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Clintar Celebrating Earth Day 2022 With Flower Seeds Donation to Local Schools and Hospitals

Tim Verbic | April 22, 2022 | General

In our continuous efforts to support the environment, and as part of our commitment to sustainability, this Earth Day, Clintar Head Office partnered with Clintar Toronto Downtown who distributed 500 pop-up flower seed kits and 500 pollinator seed packages to York Region District School Board, Sunnybrook Daycare Centre, Humber River Mental Health Unit, and Sunnybrook Veterans Unit. The seeds in these kits produce flowers that attract bees & butterflies, who are a vital link in the pollination of plants. Each of the pods come complete with everything needed to start growing Zinnia flowers for the students. Once the buds have sprouted, they may be transferred into a garden for further growth.

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Zinnias Will Attract Bees & Butterflies

Zinnias are part of the Asteraceae family (or composites), and where bees are concerned, they are therefore automatically in good company. Although honeybees and bumble bees are attracted to zinnia flowers, many kinds of solitary bees are as well. The disk flowers of zinnias are so small, relative to the overall size of the entire flower head, that tiny species of bees may be collecting nectar and pollen.

Butterflies are equally attracted to the Zinnia flowers to feed. One of the main reasons why Zinnias play such an important role in the butterfly garden, besides their easily accessible nectar, is the fact that they bloom from summer all the way through frost.

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To learn more about our Earth Day festivities or if you are interested in collaborating with Clintar on an environmental community activity/event in the future, contact Clintar’s Head Office or any of our local franchises for more information.