The official start date for Spring this year is March 20th. And I don’t know about you, but I’m already thinking about planning a flower garden. One that attracts butterflies, birds and bees. One that evokes a sense of calm on a nice sunny day. A garden to gaze out at through the window and daydream. One that helps all of the stresses of modern life just float away into oblivion. Doesn’t that sound appealing? Ultimately, I’d really like an eco-friendly garden that’s nice to look at and easy to maintain.
5 Ways to Attract Bees to Your Garden
Use local native plants
Plant a variety of colorful flowers
Avoid using pesticides
Plant full-sun plants and flowers (bees love sunny spots)
Stagger plantings (to ensure fresh blooms all season long)
A comprehensive guide to bee-friendly plants profiles varieties that promote bee health and pollination, sharing related advice on planting, natural pest control and how to make the most out of gardens of all sizes, from modest window boxes to wide flower beds.
Are you interested in growing a naturally healthy garden? How about making sure your local environment helps bees, butterflies, and birds survive and thrive? This book explains how to create a garden that attracts pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
This user-friendly field guide shows what you can do to help protect our pollinators. It offers profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that attract bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. The recommendations are simple: sow seeds for some plants – such as basil, rhododendron, and blueberries – and simply don’t mow down abundant native species, including aster, goldenrod, and milkweed.
Shares tips for attracting wildlife to a garden and identifies the plants that birds, butterflies, and bees are most attracted to, in a reference that also answers common questions and features do-it-yourself backyard projects.