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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!
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Hypericum (St John's Wort) Great shade plant. - Very tough plant, good for dry areas. Grows into a small shrub. Awesome berries for cutting

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, aconites, blackthorn, mahonia, hollyhocks, foxgloves, forget me nots, borage, lavender, wild thyme, buddleia   and let the clover grow in your lawn. If you have space for a wild patch they also love dandelion and nettle.

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,

Wild lupines

Photo: Nikon Nikkor AF-S - by Shadow-Hunter of Bluebonnet in Tom Bass Regional Park Pearland, Texas

Bleeding Heart ~ Dicentra Spectabilis...every garden should have at least one!  Early source of nectar for bees. Simply Beautiful !

One of my favorite spring shade plants, Bleeding Heart ~ Dicentra Spectabilis.every garden should have at least one!

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Bee & foxglove Digitalis early summer bloomer. An old fashioned cottage garden perennial which is what bees seem to prefer

Bee and Foxglove Digitalis early summer bloomer - an old-fashioned cottage garden perennial, which is what bees seem to prefer.

Thyme:Another favored flowering herb. Makes for good flavored honey too1

Favorite herb--thyme: courage & strength, And it's beautiful with eggs, chicken, and mushrooms.

Hollyhock. Planted to attract bees to pollinate fruit trees. Self seeding, many are a direct link to the past.Used to be used as an easily spotted  marker to locate the outhouse without seeming indelicate by having to ask

I love the old fashioned hollyhocks - we have a old small rustic building in our farm yard & this year I have decided to plant hollyhocks along the front side of our building ---

Coral honeysuckle / Trumpet Honeysuckle [Lonicera sempervirens] - Twining vine, 3-20+ feet. Sun/Part Shade. Soil adaptive, but best in sandy or loam soil.  Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.  Good climber or ground cover, and not too aggressive.

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Tulip Tree flowers (Liriodendron tulipifera) are excellent nectar sources for hummingbirds and Honey Bees.

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.

black gum seedling | Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica) in Columbus Dublin Delaware Grove City ...

Find Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica) in Naperville Aurora Batavia Oswego Chicago Wheaton Illinois IL at The Growing Place (Tupelo, Black Tupelo, Sour Gum, Pepperidge)

Penstemon Red Riding Hood, All varieties of penstemon are deer resistant , great for cut bouquets,drought tolerant and  a magnet for hummingbirds and bees both.

Penstemon Red Riding Hood, All varieties of penstemon are deer resistant , great for cut bouquets,drought tolerant and a magnet for hummingbirds and bees both.

Ruby Spice Summersweet - Clethra alnifolia - FRAGRANT , shade tolerant, like wet soil areas or regular watering

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Verbascum Jackie Another old fashioned plant back in style with many new compact varieties to choose from.

Verbascum Jackie Another old fashioned plant back in style with many new compact varieties to choose from.

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