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Pollinator Plant Ideas

January 18, 2016

I recently ran across a great website that helps you figure out which plants attract pollinators to your garden.  You enter your zip code to access one of 32 regional guides that detail pollinator tips and plants geared to your area.  Click here to get started.

Not only will Sunflowers be loaded with bees and other pollinators, but as the season draws to an end birds will flock to them to eat the seeds.

Our sunflowers are loaded with bees and other pollinators and as the season draws to an end birds flock to them to eat the seeds. (click photo to enlarge)

Swallowtail Butterfly on our Joe-Pye Weed

Swallowtail Butterfly on our Joe-Pye Weed.  (Click photo to enlarge)

New in 2016 is “The Pollinator Promise,” which is a yearlong effort from ScottsMiracle-Gro to improve consumer education about pollinators and to promote the creation of backyard and urban habitats where they can thrive. The Pollinator Promise will fund the establishment of at least 50 pollinator gardens throughout the United States in 2016, as part of the company’s GRO1000 community garden initiative.

For more information on how to join ScottsMiracle-Gro’s pollinator effort, “The Pollinator Promise,” visit the newly developed website, www.scottsmiraclegro.com/PollinatorPromise. In addition to information on submitting a grant application, visitors can also learn more about how to create their own pollinator garden.

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