5 Key Steps to Creating a Modern Pollinator Garden

Design a pollinator-friendly garden with these tips from Houzz.

By Aislin Suparak Gibson, Houzz

Planting a garden is one of the best ways you can support our crucial pollinators. However, if you prefer the clean lines of a modern landscape to an unruly array of wildflowers, how can you create a bee-friendly garden that fits your minimalist aesthetic? Here are tips for growing a modern pollinator garden that will turn your green space into a life-giving habitat, benefiting both you and our important pollinators.

Plant large groupings. Masses of flowers help feed bees and create a calming space for people. Mass three to five species to optimize pollen stability. Bees and butterflies prefer plant groupings that are at least 3 feet by 3 feet. Larger flower groupings attract more bees.

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Botanica Design, original photo on Houzz

Large swaths of plants are also a key feature of modern garden design. In this contemporary garden in Vancouver, Canada, Botanica Design interspersed giant allium with lavender and rosemary to create a textured line of nectar-rich plants. The flowers also attract beneficial pollinators to boost summer crops.

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