Pollinators provide valuable services to sustain our ecosystem and we’re celebrating National Pollinator Month with some ideas on how you can help them right from your own backyard!
No matter how much space you have, anyone can plant a butterfly garden. Butterfly gardens help all pollinators, including bees and hummingbirds who often share the same nectar and use the same habitat.
When you create a habitat for butterflies in your garden, you not only invite beautiful winged visitors to your yard, but you are also feeding, protecting and ultimately helping to sustain the valuable ecosystem services provided by the work of pollinators – bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles.
Whether you are planning a large plot of land dedicated to your butterfly garden or plan to do your part with a simple container garden, you can plant flowers that will feed and provide shelter for pollinators.
Top Picks for Pollinator Gardens
Here’s a list of my Top Picks for creating a perfect mass planting that will attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds with a diverse mix of nectar-rich flowers in pollinator preferred colors, to also include some with easily accessible trumpet-like blooms.
Click any of the plant photos to add to your personal wishlist on our Plant Finder tool!