In my opinion, there’s no reason why you can’t have pollinator friendly plants in your garden no matter where you live, but this is especially true in the US, where there has been tons of research done to see which plants are better for pollinators overall, and which pollinators specifically prefer them. There are a ton of recommendations you can find, such as the NAPPC’s Ecoregional Planting Guides. You can just type in your zip code and it will produce a list of pollinator friendly plants!
Or, if you have a smart phone, there’s an app for that! You can get the app here! That’s super handy, because then you can just walk into a garden store with your phone and find the species you want to plant.
No matter where you live, there are plants you can put in your garden to support pollinators…for example, here’s the NAPPC guide to planting on the Colorado plateau.
The Xerces society also produces a list of pollinator friendly plants for every US region.
So go check out those pollinator guides and start daydreaming about what you’re going to plant next summer!