Our poor hardworking bees need all the help they can get right now! Plant some of these favorite nectar sources in your garden this spring and be part of the solution. Bees are vital to the health of our planet and its inhabitants!
RHS old seed: Hypericum (St John's Wort) Great shade plant. Moderately fertile mbwd soil in sun or partial shade. Sow seed in a cold frame in autumn. Very tough plant, good for dry clay. Grows into a small shrub
If they die we die - help them in your garden by planting open single head flowers, planting the same plants in clusters rather than peppered around the garden, plant for a succession of flowers throughout the year. Some good varieties include snowdrops,
Tulip tree flowers (Liriodendron tulipifera) are excellent nectar sources for hummingbirds and honey bees. We have many, many tulip trees (yellow poplars) in Columbia, and the petals are all over the ground in late May.