Native Flowers You Can Grow To Attract Bees In Your Area

Native Flowers You Can Grow To Attract Bees In Your Area

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Why would you want bees to come to your garden? The answer is that they pollinate your flowers, trees and plants. Without bees to pollinate your fruit trees and plants you would not have any fruit or vegetables to harvest.

Plants would also be unable to reproduce and eventually die off without bees. Below are some native plants that are known to be a favorite among bees that you can easily grow in the garden.

In the United Kingdom you can plant hawthorn which is native to the British isles. This plant comes in both shrub and tree form. Plant it in full sun and in a moist and well draining soil. Then watch the bees flock to the plant’s flower when it blooms.

Those living in the United States should plant rudbeckia flowers. These bright yellow flowers thrive in the cold and semi arid conditions of the Midwest. They can grow in either full or part sun and prefer moist and well drained soil. Rudbeckia will also bring lots of bees to your garden.

If you live in Canada try planting asters. These colorful and bright flowers thrive in the humid and continental climate of North America. They grow best in the full sun and in moist and well drained soil. Water around the base of the plant and not on the foliage for better growth.

Planting native flowers is one of the best and easiest ways to bring bees back into your garden. Check out this list to see which native flowers are ideal to plant in your area.

        Infographic Source: Budget Direct