Choosing plants and designing your garden

Aim to have 2 or 3 types of flowers for pollinators each season. There are plenty of exhaustive lists of native plants and pollinator plants, but which ones should you choose for your own garden? It’s easy to be overwhelmed by long lists of latin names for unfamiliar plants.

You already know how to narrow down your options using your light and soil conditions, so here’s how to continue the process of elimination.

If all this planning seems like too much, you can just wing it. I have done my share of planting without a plan. You may have to move more plants around later on to make adjustments, but it’s not that big of a deal. Pollinator gardening isn’t difficult – all you really need to do is grow native seeds or plants, wait, and watch.