Do you have a bee-friendly garden?
The lovely bees are looking for 2 things in your garden: nectar and pollen. If you think that your garden does not need bees, you might be wrong. You may know that some plants are pollinated by birds, butterflies, moths and wasps, but the most of the work is done by bees.
How can you make your garden bee-friendly? It is very easy.
Here are a few tips for you.
• It is recommended to plant several colors of flowers. Bees love especially white, yellow, blue, purple and violet.
• You can plant flowers of different shapes
• Do not use pesticides because they might kill bees too
• Choose plants which are flowering through spring, summer and fall
• Grow flowers in clumps
• Plant herbs like: bee balm, borage, catnip, coriander, fennel, lavender, mint, rosemary, sage, thyme
• Use native plants (bees find them more attractive than exotic flowers): Aster, Caltrop, Elder, Lupine, Penstemon, Joe-pye weed
• Plant your beautiful flowers in sunny pots
• You can plant also a few wildflowers like: Ground Ivy, Red Campion, Foxglove, Cornflower, Angelica, Cat’s ear or Sainfoin
By planting the right plants and trees you will create the perfect place for bees.
Let’s plant bee-friendly gardens!