How Do I Attract Pollinators To My Garden?

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Attracting Pollinators

attract-pollinators-to-my-garden-butterfly-pollinatorPollinators are needed for so many things! Without them our food, our beautiful landscapes,and our gardens would be gone! ¬†Contribute to their existence with a beautiful pollinator-friendly garden. ¬†You might’ve asked yourself the question: How do I attract pollinators to my garden?

Pollinators need food!

It’s important to have a variety of plants, colors, and bloom times so that there is nectar and pollen at all times of the year for all of the different kinds of pollinators. ¬†Be sure to include herbs, milkweed and grasses so the¬†early stage pollinators¬†can feed and grow! ¬†Native plants provide the greatest appeal and benefit to our insect and bird pollinators, so plant California natives! ¬†Planting large amount of blooming plants in a large mass reduces the distances that the pollinators must travel to gather their food!

Consider these plants


  • Alyssum
  • Ageratum
  • Angelonia
  • Begonia
  • Cuphea
  • Fuchsias
  • Impatiens
  • Lantana
  • Sunflowers
  • Verbena
  • Licorice Vine
  • Sweet Potato Vine
  • Cardinal Vine
  • Morning Glory


  • Marsh Marigold
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Brunnera
  • Iris
  • Geranium
  • Bellflowers
  • Astilbe
  • Catmint
  • Veronica
  • Daylily
  • Salvia
  • Coreopsis
  • Delphinium
  • Russian Sage
  • Actaea
  • Coneflowers
  • Mum
  • Aster
  • Goldenrod
  • Japanese Anemone
  • Toad Lily
  • Native Grasses


  • Tulips
  • Daffodils
  • Hyacinth
  • Iris
  • Allium
  • Lily

Next time you ask yourself “how do I¬†attract pollinators to my garden”, follow these quick steps¬†to start planning your very own pollinator garden. ¬†Stay tuned for other blog entries regarding the importance of having readily available water for our pollinators, some shelter, an eco-friendly and pesticide-free environment, and more¬†plants that attract¬†pollinators!

Written by the Green Thumb Nursery Garden Experts. ¬†Green Thumb Nurseries are Southern California family-owned garden centers that have been serving the LA, OC and SD counties for more than 70 years. ¬†Stop by one of our locations and see why our customers consider our staff¬†and plant selection¬†their favorite in the industry. ¬†You’ll be able to find hundreds of plant options for your pollinator garden at one of our Green Thumb Nursery locations, we hope to see you soon!