Pollinator Garden Resources

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Online Pollinator Garden Resources

Planting for Pollinators - Establishing a Meadow From Seed - UNH Extension

My favorite resource covering all the steps needed to create a beautiful pollinator meadow from seed, from choosing the site to long term maintenance and everything in between. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


"How To" Webinar on Planting Wildflower Meadows - Northeastern IPM Center 

An excellent presentation for anyone who wants to create wildflower meadows to enhance pollinator habitat and provide season-long floral resources for bees. Cathy Neal of UNH Extension discusses seed mixes and plant selection, site preparation, planting, and maintenance requirements. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


Establishing a Native Plant Community From Seed - Prairie Moon Seeds

An excellent resource focusing on the many options for establishing a native plant garden from seed.


Pollinator Friendly Plants for the Northeast United States - USDA

A 61 page list of pollinator plants with links to individual plant info.


Pollinator Garden Resources - The Xerces Society

Regional native plant lists highlighting some of the species that have been shown to provide benefits to a diversity of pollinators.


Organic Site Preparation For Wildflower Meadows - The Xerces Society

This excellent downloadable PDF provide step-by-step instructions, helpful suggestions, and regional timelines & checklists for preparing both small and large wildflower meadows.


Selecting Plants For Pollinators in New England - Pollinator Partnership

An excellent list of some the best native plants to use for a pollinator garden. Just enter your zip code or postal code for a list for your region.


Wildflowers for New England Meadows and Pollinator Plantings - UNH Extension

 A list of recommended wildflower species for New England noting which are best planted from seed or plugs. 


How to Create a Hummingbird-Friendly Yard - Audubon Society

The Audubon Society sponsored a citizen-science project from 2013 to 2021 and received thousands of feeding reports to understanding the important relationship between hummingbirds and their food sources. Interested in some of the initial findings? Then check this link out!

Native Trees and Shrubs for Pollinators
A chart with a list of the best trees and shrubs to attract pollinators.
Native Trees & Shrubs for Pollinators.pd
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Recommended Books on Pollinators

Attracting Native Pollinators: - The Xercies Society


Bringing Nature Home - by Doug Tallamy

Native Seed & Plant Nurseries

Ernst Conservation Seeds - Meadville, PA - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR SEED!

An excellent resource for both individual seeds or seed mixes. Ernst Conservation Seeds is the largest native seed producer and supplier in the eastern United States. 


Nasami Farms Nursery of the Native Plant Trust - Whately, MA

Nasami Farms offers an extraordinary variety of native plants during the growing season for both home gardeners and professionals. They grow New England native plants from seed harvested sustainably from healthy, well-established wild populations throughout the region.


New England Wetland Plants, Inc. - Amherst, MA

A wholesale nursery that has been growing plants for wetland remediation and reforestation in the northeastern states for over 25 years.


Prairie Moon Nursery - Winona, MN

Prairie Moon provide the largest native plant collection available for retail sales in the United States. With a network of growers across the Midwest, they supply over 700 North American species.


Izel Native Plants - Online - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR PLANTS!

An online nursery that consolidates the inventories of several native plant nurseries in a user-friendly website. Most of their plant offerings are native to the East Coast and Mid West. Once you’ve found your ideal species, you’ll have the option to select which nursery you want to fulfill your order. 

Related Pollinator Garden Products

WeedGuard Plus Sheet Mulches

Natural and organic chemical free weed control products, many biodegradable. Perfect products for planting gardens using plugs.

Note: Not suitable for seeded meadows.