Pollinators such as butterflies and bees fuel up on sweet nectar from flowers. As they feed, pollen sticks to them, and they spread it from flower to flower. This helps the plants make seeds and fruit.
Plants and their pollinators make perfect pairs, but sometimes they need a little help finding each other. Why not create a "pollination station" in your neighborhood where they can meet up? Just plant some of the pollinators' favorite flowers in your yard or in pots on your patio or balcony.
Pollinators are picky about what plants they will visit, and many plants are picky about where they will grow. It's always best to choose plants that are native to your area. Here are some tips to help you get your garden growing.