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Creating a Pollinator Garden

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A pollinator garden in your yard contributes to a healthy and sustainable future for generations of both pollinators and people – and it’s easy to do! With a small space and a few plants, you can attract bees and butterflies to your garden.

1

Identify and mark sunny protected area for the garden.

2

Till in soil amendments to existing soil.

3

Place plants in bed before planting, spacing according to tag recommendations.

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3-D: Tall in the middle to short on the margins of the bed

2-D: Tall along the back to short on the outside margins

4

Plant plants.

5

Water liberally, saturating the planting bed.

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Recommend Plants:

  • Yarrow (Achillea)
  • Buttefly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
  • Hyssop (Agastache)
  • Cross Vine (Bignonia capreolata)
  • Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
  • Tic Seed (Coreopsis)
  • Cone Flower (Echinacea purpurea)
  • Joe Pie Weed (Eutrochiium)
  • Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)
  • Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata)
  • Lantana (Lantana camara)
  • Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
  • Mahonia (Mahonia)
  • Bee Balm (Monarda)
  • Beardtounge (Penstemon)
  • Mountain Mint (Picnanthemum)
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus)
  • Annual and perennial Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)
  • Salvia (Salvia)
  • Goldenrod (Solodago)
  • Asters (Sumphyotrichum)

Congratulations! You did it! Sit back and enjoy your new lawn addition!

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