Learn how to design and build the pollinator garden of your dreams! Get ready to attract all kinds of pollinators to your home garden.


Pollinator gardens are something you have heard about for a while.

You want to design one in your own yard but you’re not sure where to start.

 

On ep. 20, we help you answer these questions by walking you through how to design and think about the placement of your pollinator garden.

By the end of this episode, you should have a good idea of how to build, start, and maintain your own pollinator garden!

This episode is for those of you who need help getting started and understanding the basics about designing a pollinator-friendly environment in your own backyard. And, one you can use any season.

 

Also included:

 

 

 

If you’re ready to attract hummingbirds right now, we highly recommend hanging a circular feeder that they can perch on when they eat. Make sure to hang it in a safe place, like under the eave of a house. We have two of these feeders hanging near our kitchen window because hummingbirds are so much fun to watch!

✅ This specific hummingbird feeder is a big hit in our yard!

 

Or, check out these summer-blooming flower seeds from Eden Brothers that are ready to be planted now. They have a pollinator seed mix called Bee’s Knees that contains a mix of perennial and annual wildflowers such as Yarrow, Calendula, Cosmos, and Black-Eyed Susans!

Also, if you need it, we’ve created a pollinator garden shopping list that might be helpful for you!

In a hurry? Pin it for later!

 

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Design a Pollinator Garden

A pollinator garden is a garden made up of plants that flower during different seasons which provide nectar and pollen to many different insects, birds, and other animals.

You need to know what specific flowers a pollinator prefers and what that pollinator also needs for survival.

Besides their favorite flowers, they also need access to water, a protected habitat for nesting, shelter from weather/predators, and be in a non-pesticide-use zone. This will be different for each pollinator.

 

There are so many questions to consider:

  • How can you attract more garden wildlife to your yard, including pollinators?
  • How could you design and build your own pollinator garden?
  • Where would you place it in your yard?
  • Which specific pollinators are in your area and how could you attract them?

Listen to the episode to learn more!

 

Why Is Pollination Important?

First, flowers. Without pollinators, many of your favorite flowers, trees, and shrubs would never bloom and blossom.

Next, pollinators are crucial to about 80% of the world’s crops. Without pollination, many of our food crops would not exist.

In addition, a pollinator is important because it signals the sign of a healthy ecosystem. They help clean the air, stabilize soils, and protect the environment from severe weather due to their pollination of the world’s plants. Finally, pollinators are crucial because other species depend on them for their existence.

Pollinator List

Birds

  • Hummingbirds
  • Honeyeaters
  • Sunbirds
  • Honeycreepers

Insects

  • Bees, including Mason Bees, Bumblebees, Honey Bees, etc
  • Butterflies
  • Moths
  • Wasps
  • Mosquitoes
  • Ants

Mammals

  • Bats
  • Rabbits
  • Rodents

Pollinator Seed Mix

Check out these summer-blooming flower seeds from Eden Brothers that are ready to be planted now.

They have a pollinator seed mix called Bee’s Knees that contains a mix of perennial and annual wildflowers such as Yarrow, Calendula, Cosmos, and Black-Eyed Susans! We just planted these seeds all over our yard and they germinated in less than a week!

Plus, when you get to the Eden Brothers checkout, because we are affiliates (which means we receive a small commission at no cost to you which helps us run our website and podcast), use our special coupon code “SPOKEN” for an extra 15% off your order!! 

First, enter SPOKEN into their coupon code box (just like the first photo). You will know you received the coupon if you see the second box (see the second photo).

 

 

 

Thank you for supporting the pollinators with your purchases and thank you for supporting us too! Alright, let’s get on to the important pollinator information below.

 

Pollinator Design Videos

 

Pollinator Design Conclusion

We’ve presented some ideas for you to consider for designing your pollinator garden.

Time for you to get out there, choose some native plants, and get busy!

Also, if you need it, we’ve created a pollinator garden shopping list that might be helpful for you.

Now we want to hear from you!

What kind of pollinators do you hope to attract to your garden?

Let us know by leaving a quick comment below. Thanks!

 

That’s all for this DIY garden minute episode!

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A beautiful, blue butterfly landing on a purple pincushion flower and a bunch of pink daisies used to help build a pollinator garden

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Design and build the pollinator garden of your dreams! Get ready to attract all kinds of pollinators to your home garden.

*Spoken Garden is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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Today’s Topic: 

Build Your Own Pollinator Garden!

Learn how to design and build a pollinator garden for any season.


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Show Notes

Coming soon: Pollinator Cheat Sheet!


“And That’s Good to Know” Segment

Over-watering vs. Under-watering

 


What You’ll Learn:

  • How to design your own pollinator garden
  • How to build your own pollinator garden  
  • Where would you place it in your yard? 
  • What specific pollinators do you want to attract to your garden, and how? 
  • What happens to plants when they are either over or under-watered.
  • Specific examples of plant reactions to over or under watering.

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