Save the bees with these gorgeous (and easy to grow) fragrant plants and flowers. These flowers will attract our fuzzy friends to your yard, and give them the neeeded sustinance. Grow these to save the bees!
Cosmos. Not only is this flower great for the bees, it also has fantastic colors! They come in all shades of red, white, orange, and yellow. Plant these and you won’t regret it!
Lavender. I love lavender because of how it smells and the bright color that it adds to the garden. It’s just a bonus that it’s a plant that bees love!
Asters. There seems to be no downside to growing asters. They are easy to grow, they’re super colorful, and they provide food for bees late into the season so they can be well taken care of even when it begins to get cold.
Sunflowers. You can’t talk about bee plants without mentioning sunflowers. There’s quite a range you can choose from, just don’t choose the red kind because bees don’t like them.
Marigolds. Keep it simple this year and plant marigolds for the bees to enjoy. If possible, stick to the original singled flowered pot marigold, but any variety will do.
Primulas. The best part about primulas (besides their fantastic colors and shapes) is that they’re early feed for the bees. If you plant them, then you’ll see bees in your garden really early!
Rosemary. As long as you prune rosemary correctly, bees will be all over it! Make sure to grow it in full sun so it can stay strong and healthy for you and the bees!
Hellebores. I just absolutely love this flower. It stays in your garden from late winter to early spring, so it’s a great source of food for bees right when they come out of hibernation.
Clematis. This plant requires a little more work than some of the other ones we’ve talked about, but it’s so great that it’s worth it! They need lots of water and nutrients, so make sure you’re on top of adding compost and watering them. Bees love clematis though!
Mint. Not only can mint be grown to be used in your food, but bees also love it, especially water mint. Just make sure you watch it, because it can spread really fast!