Do you think your garden is not very inviting to the natural pollinators or have the opinion that natural pollinators are not interested in your garden anymore? If yes, then this list below is here for you. This list here has names of flowers that can grow in your garden which will naturally attract the pollinators to your garden.
Needless to say bee population is at risk. Nearly 70% of the Ontario bee keepers have reported the loss of bees after winter season. Shaun Hensher, an Ontario bee keeper have suggested a way to save bee population. He suggested that it is very necessary to plant wildflowers in every nook and cranny possible. But it is important to know which are the flowers that the bees likes the most!
The below list is of flowers that bees love. Not only bees, these are the flowers that also the other pollinators like humming birds, butterflies, dragonflies love the most and they will be tempted to visit your garden.
Well it’s not a joke but a reality that after winters it is the best food for the bees. It’s not necessary that you keep them all around in the summer season but surely keep them before any other which is planted and growing. The bees first preference is dandelions as the whole long winter they feed themselves with their stored honey and therefore they need to feed on by a natural way, which is definitely the ‘dandelions’.
2. Bee Balm
As of now we all know that bees gets attracted to bright colors and therefore the best of flowers which comes in various shades is the must of the season. This are of various colors, red, pink, white, purple therefore you are bound to like any of it for sure. Even the humming birds loves it! Also the leaves can be used in tea therefore you can sip on it and enjoy the bees and your lovely garden synchronizing into beautiful rhythm.
They are usually a favorite among various others. They are sometimes referred to as mini sunflowers also. It comes in shades of orange and red therefore attracting the bees. It also has two toned petals that adds on to the gorgeous of the garden.
This flower is the most popular among the others. It adds on to the beauty of the garden. The bees most spend their whole life time on this flower. So it has got special importance in bees population. It attracts various birds even to come and feed on its seeds. Hence if you are a bird watcher then this is a must for your garden.
This pretty little beauties adds on aesthetic and nice adjectives for your garden. There wide open centers are perfect for the bees to perch while they collect pollen. This are also very persistent sometimes able to survive dry spells. Even it rights up till the frost starts to appear. Therefore necessarily it’s an add on to your garden.
This is also known as purple cone flower, Echinacea can be brewed as tea also and sipped on. It can also be used as a natural treatment to cure common cold. Another perk of having this in your garden adds on the enjoyment of the birdwatchers as well as the birds to enjoy the seed heads.
It’s not only an amazing garnish but also grow to beautiful and mesmerizing flower that the pollinators love! Having chives will guarantee that you have the readily available herbs. The bees will be extremely happy to land on the chives. Therefore you will also have a little bee as your company.
As the name suggests the color of lavender attracts and mesmerizes the bees a lot. It is extremely beautiful to look at. It’s having a beautiful smell and can also be used to flavor the dishes. It can be brewed as tea to relieve stress ,improve mood, reduce inflammation, and imparts a restful, relaxing sleep.
The bright red color attracts a lot of pollinators. Not the bouquets but the single rose attracts it. It induces beauty and romanticism in the garden. We can dip the roses in water and use the natural rose water to get benefited by various ways. We can even take the rose-ships and make tea! Therefore it’s a mandatory add on for your garden.
It’s quite similar to catnip except the wild smell that drives away wild cats. It acts as a great insect repellent ,hence if you have a vegetable garden it will be a great addition to it.
So therefore add on this list in your garden and let’s all join hands to save the endangered bees population, together!!