There have been worries for several years that the population of bees is declining and this is a problem because of the essential function that these insects perform in the environment. Most flowers, vegetables and fruit rely on bees for pollination without which there will be no harvest. So it is important that we do all we can to encourage bees and we can do our bit by growing plants that will attract them to our gardens. This article by Jelena P which I found on the Top Inspired website describes ten plants which we can grow to attract bees to our gardens.
Bees are very important. And We are not talking only about
honeybees, but also bumblebees, soldier bees, carpenter
bees, mason bees, sweat bees and several thousand other
types. A good percent of the plants we eat, including
vegetables and fruits, are pollinated by them. Without bees
there will be no agriculture. Unfortunately, bees are
struggling in the wild, so much that have already gone
extinct. Although bees do not harm our crops, the use of
pesticides and other environmental pollutants are killing
them off, This is why today the private garden is the place
for protecting the bees. In order to increase their number
we can grow many kinds of plants that provide pollen and
nectar for the bees to feed. These 10 plants are a great
choice for a bee friendly garden…
This Mediterranean herb is a welcomed addition to any
garden. It ?owers around April/May and as long as you
prune it correctly bees will take advantage of its pollen. Do
the pruning right after flowering, but make sure you don?t
prune it back to old and bare wood as won?t regrow.
Rosemary prefers well drained soil. Plant it in full sun.
Go to the next page to see more bee friendly plants.