Carlington Loves Pollinators
How do I choose the plants?
Ideally there should be something blooming at all times during the spring, summer and fall. There should also be, ideally, 3 or more of the same plant in one location.
Find out more…
- To get you started, here is the list of Berit Erickson’s Top 10 Recommendations that she gives in the webinar, Butterfly Gardening in Ottawa, that she gave to the Hunt Club Community Association.
- Ottawa Public Library
- A Garden for the Rusty-Patch Bumblebee, detailed information on each plant, focussing on Ontario native plants
- The New Ontario Naturalized Garden,
- 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens,
- Gardening for Butterflies, (look under “Host Plants”), from the Fletcher Wildlife Garden
- Trees and shrubs for wildlife gardens, from the Fletcher Wildlife Garden
- Plants (look under “Native Plants), a listing of plants, shrubs and trees from the City of Ottawa
- Attract butterflies with native plants — Eastern Canada, from the David Suzuki Foundation
- Vascular Plants of the City of Ottawa, from the City of Ottawa
Pollinator InformationTable of Contents
- Why are pollinators so important?
- How do I get started?
- Why native plants?
- How do I choose the plants?
- How do I get native plants?
- Be a lazy gardener