Bees are crucial for pollination. They love sunflowers and are attracted to a variety of other flowers. Help them by planting a bee-friendly garden.
Native bees are the unsung heroes of pollination. They rely on blooming plants for nourishment, so keep your garden blooming all season long.
Bees prefer certain types of flowers. They are drawn to purple, blue, white, and yellow flowers. Avoid red, which is more attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.
Bees love alyssum, cleome, zinnias, sunflowers, salvia, calendula, and verbena. Also, consider planting culinary herbs like sage, thyme, and lavender.
Early blooming trees, shrubs, and perennials like vernal witch hazel, maples, willows, and calendula provide food for bees when not much else is in bloom.
Mid-season flowers like anise hyssop, black-eyed Susans, coneflowers, and yarrow are bee magnets. These flowers keep your garden buzzing with activity.
Late bloomers like dahlias, asters, and goldenrod keep bees active until the weather cools down. These flowers ensure bees have food throughout the season.