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Plant a nectar bar
Photo by Jeffery Cross

Plant a nectar bar

A vibrant garden needs pollinators. Grow any of these plants for the sweet nectar, pollen, and flat landing surfaces that butterflies and bees love.

Grow them: Set out plants in a spot that gets full sun (Buddleja can also take light shade), in soil that drains well. Once roots are established, most take moderate water; give sunflowers regular water.

More: 21 best plants for pollinators


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