Welcome to Finding Nectar, your premier Denver Suburbs-based nursery dedicated to providing a wide selection of flowering plants that are not only beautiful but also bee, butterfly, moth, bat, and other pollinator-friendly.
Our journey began in 2021 when Plantsman Brad Kuhn, in partnership with Thomas, transformed their basement into the humble beginnings of Finding Nectar. With a shared passion for bees and a deep concern for their declining numbers, Brad and Thomas embarked on a mission to make a difference. But they didn't stop there.
At Finding Nectar, we believe in the power of nature and the importance of preserving our ecosystem. That's why we're committed to promoting the use of Colorado native plants in our backyards. These plants not only enhance the beauty of our landscapes but also provide crucial habitats for the diverse range of pollinators found in our region.
Did you know that almost one thousand species of bees are native to Colorado, with around 150 species in Denver alone? It's astonishing, and we want to ensure their presence for generations to come. By cultivating and offering more Colorado native plants, we aim to create thriving environments that support these invaluable pollinators.
Pollinators play a vital role in the reproduction of 90% of flowering plants. From bees and butterflies to moths, beetles, flies, birds, and bats, each species contributes to the delicate balance of our natural world. That's why, at Finding Nectar, our mission is to help you create a habitat that not only attracts but also nurtures these essential pollinators.
Honeybees, in particular, hold a special place in our hearts. They share a remarkable symbiotic relationship with flowering plants. As they collect nectar from various species, they also gather pollen, which carries the flower's male DNA. This pollen is then transported to other plants, facilitating fertilization and the reproduction of plant species. Without the tireless efforts of these pollinators, our environment would suffer, and the beauty of our floral landscapes would fade away.
Unfortunately, the honey bee population has experienced a nearly 60% decline over the past 80 years. To support their repopulation, we supply plants that bloom throughout the year, offering a constant source of beneficial nectar for all pollinators. By incorporating these plants into your gardens, homes, commercial properties, and farms, you not only contribute to the revival of honey bees but also help create stunning landscapes filled with vibrant colors and thriving ecosystems.
At Finding Nectar, we invite you to join us in our commitment to preserving nature, protecting pollinators, and embracing the beauty of Colorado's native plants. Together, let's make a positive impact on our environment and cherish the wonders of the natural world.