With a fast development we have weaken the relationship of plants and pollinators. There are visible trends for stabilizing the pollinator gardens.
Some tips for creating pollinator Garden.
- Plant plenty of nectar and pollen rich flowering plants. Please give preference to native plants over other choice.
- Avoid hybrid plants. They are often missing the fragrance and nectar
- Pick variety of flowers that bloom throughout the season
- Provide water in form of bird bath, shallow pool or a tiny mud puddle.
- Avoid using pesticides and herbicide
- Provide sites and materials for nesting and overwintering
- Try putting out slices of overripe bananas, oranges and other fruits to attract butterfly
- Include larval host plants in your landscape like milkweed for monarch
- For humming-bird place a nectar resource – hummingbird feeder
- Create a damp salt place for butterflies and bees
Following are some well know pollinator
Bees – Marigold, daisy, butterfly weed, aromatic herbs
Butterflies – Zinnia, Calendula, Daisy, Milkweed, Aster, Lupine, Thistle, Fennel, Hollyhock, Black-eyed Susan
Hummingbirds – Honeysuckle, Sage, Fuchsia, Jewelweed, Fireweed, Cardinal flower, Bee balm, Nasturtium, Century plant
Pollinating beetles – Aster, Sunflower, Rose and Butterfly weed
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Let’s give a corner in garden for a native plan !