Bees will be a-buzzin'

 

Planting pollinator-friendly flowers is easy and so rewarding! Watching bees makes the garden extra vibrant.

The selections here are our 19 top families to benefit bees. Heavy on native varieties, there's something here for every garden.

 

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Keep bees in mind all year long.

 

To truly benefit native bees, think beyond summer blooms. Native bees have critical needs all year long, like access to nectar when they emerge in the early spring and shelter through the winter months.

The list below can help you plan your garden to provide ideal conditions.

No Neonics. Zip. Zilch. Nada. 

And why it matters.

 

Neonicotinoids (neonics) have been implicated in the decline of bees and birds. Their impact may be worse than that of DDT - YIKES! That's why we use absolutely no neonics at Wit's End Gardens. That way hungry bees and birds can be happy and healthy.

 

Make an easy choice with our

Bee Lovers Bundle.

Get 5 perennials, all natives. From early spring nectar to winter shelter, you can set a bee-friendly garden spread.  Learn More

 

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Photos:

Header: © Wit's End Gardens

Pulmonaria: © Wit's End Gardens

Nepeta: Tesla Delacroix, via Wikimedia, CC4

Phlox: USFWS Midwest Region via Flickr, cc0

Sedum: © Wit's End Gardens

Grasses: USFWS Midwest Region via Flickr, cc0

Polemonium: Tom Potterfield via Flickr, CC2

Geranium: © Wit's End Gardens

Monarda: Walters Gardens

Panicum: Walters Gardens