Planting Bulbs for Bees
In many areas of the country, fall is an excellent time for planting flowering bulbs. If you plan well, you can find areas all around your property from your formal garden, on your lawn, along borders, between other flowers, and even in problem areas. The trick is doing the research. Identify different areas all around your property and make a log of different conditions: shade, sunny, clay, sandy, etc. The major benefit, besides the aesthetic value, of course, is to help out our good friend, the bees.
Important Read: Why bees are Important to our Planet
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Some Tips for Planting Bulbs:
Know your Zone: USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Easy to Grow Flowering Bulbs for Bees:
(2) George Davidson Spectacular Yellow Crocosmia Lily Blooming Size Bulbs for Beautiful Flowers in Your Garden – clarence
The Bee-Friendly Garden: Design an Abundant, Flower-Filled Yard that Nurtures Bees and Supports Biodiversity
In The Bee-Friendly Garden, award-winning garden designer Kate Frey and bee expert Gretchen LeBuhn provide everything you need to know to create a dazzling garden that helps both the threatened honeybee and our own native bees. No matter how small or large your space, and regardless of whether you live in the city, suburbs, or country, just a few simple changes to your garden can fight the effects of colony collapse disorder and the worldwide decline in bee population that threatens our global food chain.
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