7 Planting Schemes to Welcome Bees and Butterflies

For most of us the ideal garden will consist of flowers that provide continuous color through the summer and attract bees and butterflies. To achieve this we need a carefully planned planting scheme and a choice of suitable plants. This article by Lauren Dunec Hoang which I found on the Houzz website describes seven gardens which demonstrate how this can be achieved.

Designing a summer flower garden that’s as attractive to people as it is to native pollinators takes a little bit of thought and planning. The good news is that the same design principles that make dynamic, long-lasting summer borders — choosing plants that bloom in succession, including a variety of bloom types and grouping plants in clumps — often also create a garden that’s an oasis for pollinators.
Farmhouse Landscape by Ann-Marie Powell Gardens Ltd
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Feature photo: BOXHILL

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