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Growing a Garden for Pollinator and Predator Insects

Links to resources mentioned in the video:
Pollinator Garden Books at the Powell River Library

David Suzuki Foundation Butterflyway Project

Selecting Plants for Pollinators – BC Lower Mainland
(includes Powell River specifically)

Plant Flower Seeds for Bees (West Coast Seeds)

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Wildlife Preservation Canada – Native Pollinator Initiative

Selection of pollinator-support plants with uses for people too (there are many more as well!):

Pollinator plants with human uses (Annuals and perennial forbs only: trees and shrubs can contribute too)
Medical herb Culinary Herb Tea Edible flowers Dried flowers Food Cover crop Predatory Insects
Agastache/Anise Hyssop Y Y
Bergamot/Bee Balm/Monarda y
Borage Y
Calendula Y
Centaurea/cornflower/bachelors buttons Y
Buckwheat Y Y
Cardoon Y Y
Chives Y Y
Ammi (false QA Lace) Y
Cukes and Squash Y
Echinacea Y Y
Phacelia Y
Sunflower Y
Mint y y Y
Oregano y
Parsley y
Lavender Y y