7 Pollinator-Friendly Gardens to Inspire Your Summer Borders

May 14, 2018 by

Houzz Contributor. Landscape designer, a former garden editor for Sunset Magazine… More 

Designing a summer flower garden that’s as attractive to people as it is to native pollinators takes a little bit of thought and planning. The good news is that the same design principles that make dynamic, long-lasting summer borders — choosing plants that bloom in succession, including a variety of bloom types and grouping plants in clumps — often also create a garden that’s an oasis for pollinators.

Just make sure the plants you include are rich in nectar and pollen and support the native birds, bees and butterflies in your area. For inspiration, take a look at seven gorgeous summer borders bursting with color that feature smart planting designs and pollinator-friendly plants suited to the region.

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