butterfly pollinator garden

Asked October 16, 2019, 10:13 PM EDT

Our community wants to plant a small area with native plants to attract butterflies, bees and birds. The area is about 30 x 50 feet with at least 6 hours of sun. Do you have plant suggestions?

Anne Arundel County Maryland plant selection butterfly gardening

1 Response

Use a variety of plants that bloom at different times throughout the season. See our webpage on Lawn Alternatives and scroll down to Pollinator Gardens for some choices.
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/lawn-alternatives
and additional resources https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/what-can-i-do-help-pollinators
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/native-plants
See Dnr for a list of plants
https://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/habitat/wahumbutbee.aspx

Marian