Some simple things to keep in mind when planting for pollinators is to plant native flowering plants whenever possible, stick to ‘single’ blossom varieties. Double headed flowers can be difficult for insects to get into and they tend to produce less of the nectar that pollinators need. If you can, try to pick a variety of plants that bloom at different times of the year so provide nectar and pollen all summer long.
This may all seem intimidating but you really don't have to do a lot to make a big difference. Even just a window box with pollinator friendly flowers can be a welcome little oasis in a sea of lawns and city buildings. In fact, I challenge each of you to incorporate some pollinator friendly plants from the lists below to your yard, garden, or window sill yet this summer!
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