The Yardware Blog

Beautiful Bee

First, why would you want bees in your garden?  According to Berkeley’s Bee Garden site:

For thousands of years, humans have known the value of bees in agriculture. As the most effective pollinators in the world, bees are an invaluable resource to aid productivity. Anybody who’s driven past an orchard has seen the dozens of white wooden boxes containing the farmer’s most valuable tool. Though we’ve known the power of bees in our agriculture for centuries, we are just beginning to realize their power in our humble residential gardens. Just as they are used to dramatically increase fruit and vegetable production, these seemingly insignificant little creatures can be used to dramatically bolster the health and productivity of your home garden.

What do bees love?

Flowers (note – spring is the time to plant these!):

  • Catmint
  • Lavender
  • Cornflowers
  • Forget-me-nots
  • Cosmos
  • Californian poppy
  • Sunflowers
  • Zinnias
  • Dahlias
  • Marigold
  • Clover
  • Dandelion
  • Heather
  • Rockcress

Edible…

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