Today we’re talking all about why it’s so important to have a pollinator garden, and what plants you can plant in it. Coming from our Zone 6 garden in southeast Pennsylvania.
It’s the first day of July, and our garden is really filling out! It’s so fun to see the hard work that we’ve put into the planning, building, soil, planting and pruning finally come to fruition in production! But I truly believe that a big part of the reason our garden is successful is because of our pollinator garden.
What is a pollinator garden?
A pollinator garden:
- is not treated with pesticides
- these will cause harm to your pollinators
- is full of plants that bloom at various times throughout the growing season
- contains a variety of plants
- filled with native plants to your area
- for reference, we’re in zone 6 in SE PA
- brings beauty and diversity to create a vibrant ecosystem in and around your garden
Tour our pollinator garden:
I made a quick video to explain the benefits and tips for planting your own pollinator garden – and a way for you to virtually tour ours! Click “play” to see it:
What to plant in a pollinator garden:
First let me tell you – I love sharing garden walks in my Instagram stories! Please follow along there for some real-time updates on the garden and casual walk-throughs. It’s so fun to take you guys with me on this gardening journey.
Here are the plants we have bordering our vegetable garden that helps bring a variety of pollinators to our garden:
There’s so much more to plant though! We have a lot of these other flowers around our flower beds on our property.
Here are other great ideas that your pollinators will love:
- bee balm
Free list for your pollinator reference:
If you’re looking to add to your garden this year, then you might want to have this list handy with you at the garden center when you’re shopping for flowers. I’ve made a list that you can print out and reference easily!
If you add your e-mail to this box below, you’ll be subscribed to my gardening e-mail list, with a variety of other resources available for free to you. You will receive a printable pollinator list for your reference in your inbox when you sign up as a “thank you”!
And if for some reason you haven’t followed our garden build and journey, you need to check out this post to see how we transformed our backyard!