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Here's The Buzz: Tips for Pollinator Gardens

Jennifer Howard | Cottage on Bunker Hill

 Pollinators play a crucial role in our ecosystem. By planting a pollinator garden, you can help support these important creatures and make a positive impact on the environment.

  A pollinator garden doesn't have to be big to be effective. Even a small garden or container garden can provide a valuable habitat for pollinators.

 When selecting plants for your pollinator garden, look for native species that are adapted to your local climate and soil conditions. These plants are more likely to thrive and provide the most benefit to pollinators.

 Don't forget about water! Providing a shallow dish of water or a bird bath can give pollinators a place to drink and cool off on hot days.

There are many different plants that you can include in a pollinator garden. Some popular choices include: – Coneflowers – Echinacea – Milkweed – Sunflowers – Yarrow

 By planting a pollinator garden, you're not just helping pollinators – you're also creating a beautiful and colorful outdoor space that you can enjoy all season long.

Pesticides are toxic to pollinators and can have a devastating impact on their populations. Instead of using pesticides, try using natural methods to control pests, such as companion planting, handpicking, and using insecticidal soaps..


It is so nice to see pollinators enjoying your garden!