Flowers and plants bees love
What could be lovelier than a garden buzzing with insect life, colours and fragrance all year? Whether you have a small patio, or a large garden, growing these flowering plants is a really effective way to help honeybees and other pollinating inscets survive. They love them!
Lavender. Summer season
It is famous for its perfumed scent and its purple flowers which bees love. Lavenders flourish best in dry, well-drained, sandy or gravelly soils in full sun. Trim for new growth. Honeybees and lavender are really good friends!
Rosemary. Winter season
Native to the Mediterranean region, this hardy and drought-tolerant fragrant herb can be harvested year round for the fresh, flavoring needles. Honeybees are very much attracted to its flared white, purple and blue flowers.
Winter aconite. Winter season
Carpets of egg-yolk yellow flowers add nice colour to a snowed winter garden. These pollen-rich flowers are a source of pollen and nectar for early pollinators. Native to southern Europe and east across Asia to Japan.
Snowdrop. Winter Season
This tiny perennial plants’s snow-white flowers are one of the first signs that spring is on its way. Grow them in well-drained soil that has plenty of humus. Although bees love them, these are poisonous plants for humans, dogs and cats alike. Beware!
Sedum. Autumn season
This perennial forms blue-green rosettes of succulent leaves. Its clusters of tiny bright pink star-shaped flowers are very attractive to butterflies, inscets and bees! Sedums are hardy, easy to care for. They do best in full sun.
To Make a Garden, a call for saving the honeybees by planting gardens everywhere, everytime. Make the bees happy. Never stop planting. Have fun!