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.
Identify and mark sunny protected area for the garden.
Till in soil amendments to existing soil.
Place plants in bed before planting, spacing according to tag recommendations.
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
Water liberally, saturating the planting bed.
- 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)