Spruce up your garden with these plants to help our pollinators

A horticulturalist gives The Weather Network a breakdown on what flowers to plant in your garden to help our native pollinators

The most supportive way to help our pollinators is to plant a wide diversity of blooming plants in your garden.

While native plant species are the most helpful to pollinators, you can also include ornamentals not local to your area, according to Kris Morettie, a horticulturalist with TERRA Greenhouses.

It is a good time to be thinking of gardening since May 20 is known as World Bee Day, designated by the United Nations to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contributions to sustainable development.

For full details on what the most ideal flowers are to plant in your garden, watch the video at the top of this article.

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With files from Rachel Schoutsen, morning show host and journalist at The Weather Network, and Nathan Howes, a digital reporter at The Weather Network.