Build a Pollinator-Friendly Miniature Garden
Pollinators are animals like bees, hummingbirds and butterflies that transport pollen from one part of the plant to another so the plant can reproduce. Sadly the pollinator population is declining. You can help by giving them the ideal flower garden.
What You’ll Need:
• A sunny spot in your yard
• Native nectar plant seeds and native host plant seeds that are known to attract pollinators like bee balm, coneflowers, lupin, black eyed susans and milkweed (make sure you know what plants are native to your province) • A small bowl
• ½ cup of water
• Medium sized rocks
• ¼ cup of marbles
Follow these Steps
1. Choose two nectar plants and two host
plants that are native to your province.
2. Then dig holes that are about 6.3 millimetres
deep in sunny spots.
3. Next, sprinkle a few seeds inside the holes
and cover the holes with dirt.
4. Water your plant each day unless it rains or the instructions on the packet of seeds says not to.
5. Next, place a few smooth rocks around
6. Now for a spot to drink for the pollinators! Fill a shallow bowl with marbles and pour water into the bowl. Be sure to refill it when the water has evaporated.