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Create a pollination raised garden bed

More pollination=more fruits and vegetables! Steal one of these simple plans to attract more pollinators to cast magic in your yard and garden.

raised garden bed
If you are planting vegetables or berries (or both), you definitely want pollinators to visit your yard. After all, no pollination=no delicious fruit! One way to attract these useful bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other insects is to build an elevated bed pollination garden. Just follow these simple garden design rules to create a space that you and your pollinator friends will like:


·Tall plants are in the rear, and short plants are in the front.
·Use higher plants, shrubs or vines on the trellis to increase vertical interest.
·Repeat the color throughout the bed to create a sense of unity.
·Choose plants that bloom at different times throughout the season, so pollinators will have enough food.

raised garden bed
Looking for additional inspiration? Try one of the following pollination garden planting plans. Each is designed for different sizes of common elevated garden beds; If your size is larger or smaller, just add or subtract some plants. Although you may not be able to recognize all names immediately, rest assured that these plant varieties are common. Also know that if you don't have space or want to create a complete independent garden, you can simply add some pollinators to the existing vegetable patch.


One more thing: for any perennial pollinator (which means they come back season after season), let the stems stay in place throughout the winter to provide shelter for pollinators. In the spring, cut the remaining stems back about 2 to 3 inches high, cut the stems into small pieces, and then put them on the bed for composting.


Pollinator garden: continuous color
Size of heightening bed: 4 'x4'
This is a mixture of perennial plants and annual vines growing on the grid. The vines can be changed at will every year. We can also consider planting spring flowering bulbs, such as dwarf iris, narcissus and hyacinth, to increase food sources for pollinators in spring.

raised garden bed
Plants and supplies required:
·1 tent grid with CardinalClimber vine: place the grid in the center of the bed, and then plant vine seeds at the bottom of the grid.
·2 A yellow flower: placed on opposite sides of the grid.
·2 white awls: put one at the front and one at the back of the grid.
·4 onions: put a bunch in each corner of the bed.
·Two creeping phlox: place one in the center of both sides of the bed, close to the edge, so that it can be suspended.
·2 aster: Place one in the center of the front and back edges of the garden.


Pollinator Garden: Original Botanical Garden
Size of heightening bed: 3'x6 "
When there is choice, North American pollinators tend to be attracted by native plants. This raised bed garden is provided by providing a buffet that local pollinators cannot resist. Before the perennial plants mature, there may be a space on your bed, which can be temporarily filled with annuals such as zinnia, verbena or geranium.

raised garden bed
Plants and supplies required:
·3. Chrysanthemum branches and leaves: plant 1 plant per corner and 1 plant in the middle along the front edge.
·Butterflies: planted between and slightly behind the golden pheasant.
·2 switchgrass: plant along the back, about 15 inches from each corner.
·1Joe Pye weed: planted in the center behind the bed.
·2 Propolis: The plant is at both ends of the bed, between the golden hen chrysanthemum and switchgrass.
·3. Achyranthes anise: Use these plants to plant them into triangles to fill the blank space in the middle of the bed.


Pollinator's Garden: Butterflies Only
Size of heightening bed: 4'x8 '
This garden combines the annuals, perennials and herbs that mature butterflies like. Those marked with * are used to feed butterfly caterpillars.

raised garden bed
Plants and supplies required:
·1 tent trellis with passionflower vine *: Place the trellis in the center of the bed and plant vine seeds around the bottom.
·1 swamp milkweed *: Planted from the right back corner of the grid.
·1 butterfly bush: It is planted in the left rear corner and enters the bed about 18 inches diagonally from the corner.
·2 tithonia: plant 1 at the right rear corner, about 1 foot from the corner. Plant the other one behind the left corner of the grid.
·Parsley *: Planted along the front edge of the seed, covering 2 feet at each end and 1 foot in the middle. In addition, consider planting parsley on the back edge of the bed.
·1 caryopteris: plant it on the right side between parsley and tithonia.
·2 Verbena: Planted along the leading edge between the parsley clumps.
·2 common yarrows (orange or red): plant behind verbena along the front edge.
·2 dills *: Plant behind the yarrow and on both sides of the grid.
·2 golden chrysanthemums: plant behind the parsley at the front and both ends of the garden.
·3 zinnia: plant in the triangle in front of the grid and behind the parsley.