Bee-friendly Plants

You want to help out your winged, six-legged buzzing friends?  Not just any plant will do; you need to plant plants that bees will find useful.  Below is a list (incomplete) of what bees are looking for in a pollen and nectar source.

Annuals
Asters
Calliopsis
Clover
Marigolds
Poppies
Sunflowers
Zinnias
Perennials
Buttercups
Clematis
Cosmos
Crocuses
Dahlias
Echinacea
English Ivy
Foxglove
Geraniums
Germander
Globe Thistle
Hollyhocks
Hyacinth
Rock Cress
Roses
Sedum
Snowdrops
Squills
Tansy
Yellow Hyssop
Fruits, Nuts & Veggies
Blackberries
Cantaloupe & Watermelons
Cucumbers
Fruit & Nut Trees – Apple, Cherry, Peach, Plum, Almond
Peppers
Pumpkins
Raspberries
Squash & Gourds
Strawberries
Wild Garlic & Allium
Herbs
Bee Balm
Borage
Catnip
Coriander/Cilantro
Fennel
Lavender
Mints
Rosemary
Sage
Thyme
Shrubs
Blueberry
Butterfly Bush
Button Bush
Honeysuckle
Indigo
Privet
Trees
Alder
American Holly
Basswood
Black Gum
Black Locust
Buckeyes
Catalpa
Eastern Redbud
Golden Rain
Hawthorns
Hazels
Linden
Magnolia
Maples
Mountain Ash
Poplar
Sycamore
Tulip
Willows

Read more: http://www.thedailygreen.com/going-green/tips/bee-friendly-plants

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