Not only are they beautiful, but pollinator gardens are incredibly important. By supplying pollen and nectar to pollinators, you can help them survive and thrive and continue pollinating crops in your area for food.
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While some plants and flowers do well in shade, remember that butterflies and bees love the sun, so try to make sure a large part of your pollinator garden is in full sun or partial sun. The best pollinator plants will love it and thrive.
Mulch and other weed barriers aren’t always great for a pollinator garden, but you can create a natural weed barrier by planting plants close together in varying heights/sizes to make a lush, overflowing area for the birds and bees.
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Milkweeds are the host plant for monarch butterflies, so be sure to plant some in your garden to act as shelter and a habitat for your beautiful pollinators.