Planting a pollinator garden

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Did you know that one third of everything you eat requires some form of pollinator in order to make that food? By "pollinators" of course we’re talking about bees, butterflies, moths, birds, and in some parts of the country even bats.  Whether or not you’re raising fruits and vegetables you still may consider having a pollinator garden in your yard to help the greater good. One of the most important things in a pollinator garden is the plant choice or flowers.  One main thing to consider when choosing flowers is the bloom  time. Pollinators need something to feed on, whether it’s pollen or nectar, starting in the spring through the middle of the summer and even into the fall. It’s good to have plants of different colors and heights. Most need to be planted in the sunshine with a little bit of a windbreak for the pollinators to rest.