Calling all gardeners!

Bees, butterflies and other pollinators need more habitat and you can help by planting blooms to attract and feed these unsung heroes.

5 Simple Steps to Grow A Pollinator Garden

The best way to attract pollinators is to provide nectar and pollen sources by planting clusters of flowering plants.

Pick plants with different colors and shapes to bring more types of pollinators to your garden. To start plants off right, use a 50:50 mix of native soil and garden soil. Need a suggestion? Check out Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil.

Choose a variety of plants to ensure continuous bloom cycle, providing spring-to-fall food and nectar. Need a suggestion? Check out Miracle-Gro® Wildflower Mix.

Select a sunny area that's not too breezy. Many blooms will need up to six hours of sunlight each day and pollinators often have delicate wings, so finding a spot that's sheltered from the wind will help.

Plant native plants when possible. Talk to your local nursery or cooperative extension agency about which plants are best for your neighborhood.

Don't forget a water source! A small bird bath or a decorative rock with crevices where rain water can pool will do the trick.

Tournament of Roses

Visit the Miracle-Gro Tournament of Roses® website to see more pollinator-friendly gardening tips and images of the year's Rose Parade pollinator float!

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Monarch Butterflies rely on native milkweed plant species as food in their caterpillar stage.

A single honeybee has the ability to pollinate what can equal of 25 pints of blueberries in a single year.

Calling all Community Gardeners

Our shared gardens and greenspaces can play a critical role in expanding habitat for pollinators.

ScottsMiracle-Gro is dedicating grant funding and pollinator education resources to help establish and enhance pollinator gardens in 2016. GRO1000 showcase grant awards will provide monetary grants, product donations and educational resources to cities across the U.S.

This year, 50 of the GRO1000 Grassroots Grants will be awarded to community organizations looking to create pollinator gardens. Got a great project?

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Pollinators in the Neighborhood

Check out these pollinator-friendly projects in communities near you.

ScottsMiracle-Gro entomologist Matthew Rawlings shares the importance of pollinators with third-grade students at the Ohio Statehouse.
Columbus, Ohio

Miracle-Gro and the Tournament of Roses expand the pollinator garden at Muir Ranch.
Pasadena, California

Almost all fruit and grain crops require pollination. That's more than 150 food crops in the United States.

Over 200,000 flowering plant species are dependent on pollination.

Want to learn more?

Visit these pollinator heroes and find out more about the great work they are doing to help.

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