Bee-Friendly Garden

Starting a Bee-Friendly Garden is a fun activity to do on your own on a beautiful day or with your significant other for a romantic weekend. Growing something takes care and patience. The more you put into it, the more it will return back to you. You start with planting a seed then giving it nutrients to grow, potentially providing a foundation to lean on along the way. When it’s ready it will bloom in the spring and the bees will provide pollination to result in a beautiful flower.

How to plant a Garden:

  1. Find a location – access to sunlight
  2. Plant the seeds – in the ground or pots
  3. Apply little water – well-drained area
  4. Watch them grow

With just $20 you can create something that will return positivity to you, the bees, and your community.

Here are bee-friendly flowers that will bring bees the most nutrients:

1. Lavender

    • ¬†Lavandula vera
      • famous for fragrance and romantic colored blossoms
      • beautiful for us and extremely nutritional for bees
        • 100 seeds – $2.75

2. Borage

    • Blue Borage
      • cucumber-flavored fresh leaves are added to salads or cooked
      • makes a good garnish and also used medicinally
        • 60 seeds – $2.50

3. Lilac

    • Lilac Pompon Poppy
      • eye-catching large frilly blooms
      • one of the most beautiful poppies you can grow
        • 600 seeds – $3.50

4. Chives

    • Common Chives
      • excellent in many meals
      • great raw or cooked
        • 300 seeds – $2.50

5. Sunflower

    • Henry Wilde Sunflower
      • perfect to plant alongside a fence
      • can grow up to 6+ feet tall
        • 35 seeds – $2.75

6. Zinnia

    • Illumination Zinnia
      • double blooms
      • soft rose color
        • 100 seeds – $2.75

7. Aster

    • Starlight Formula Mix Aster
      • glitzy and glamorous
      • long-season bloomer
        • 75 seeds – $3.00

8. Safflower

    • Corrales Azafran Safflower
      • seeds can be pressed to oil
      • can be dried to brew tea
        • 50 seeds – $3.00

9. Poppy

    • Falling In Love Poppy
      • first to flower
      • long-season bloomer
        • 600 seeds – $4.00

10. Thistle

    • Platinum Blue Globe Thistle
      • don’t require rich soils
      • flower attracts butterflies well
        • 15 seeds – $3.49

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