Baby Blue-Eyes (Nemophilia spp)

Bindweed (Convolvulus spp)

Blanket Flower (gaillardia spp)

Blue Eyed Mary (Collinsia Violacea)

California Poppy (Eschscholzia Calfornica)

Candytuft (Iberis Amara)

China Aster, or Summer Aster (Callistephus Chinensis)

Clarkia (Clarkia elegans)

Common Baby’s-Breath (Gypsophila paniculata)

Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)

Flax flower (Linum spp)

Gilia (Gilia spp)

Godetia (Clarkia amoena)

Lavatera (Lavatera spp)

Love In the Mist (Nigella spp)

Mallow (malva spp)

Malope (Malope Trifida)

Meadowfoam or poached egg plant (Limnanthes spp.)

Mexican Aster or Cosmos (Cosmos Bipinnatus)

Mignonette (Reseda spp.)

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum spp.)

Phacelia (Phacelia spp.)

Pheasant’s Eye (Adonis spp.)

Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia Maritime)

Tickseed (Coreopsis spp.)


Annuals

Perennials

Alpine Rock-Cress (Arabis Alpina)

Alyssum (Alyssum spp)

Aubrieta (Aubrieta spp)

Canterbury Bells (Campanula medium)

Carpathian harebell (Campanula carpatica)

Catmint (nepeta spp.)

Checkerbloom (Sidalcea spp)

Coneflower (Rudbeckia spp)

cranesbill (Geranium pratense)

Fernleaf Yarrow (Achillea filipendulina)

Fleabane (Erigeron spp)

Forget-Me-Nots (Myosotis spp)

French Honeysuckle (Hedysarum coronarium)

Fuchsia (Fuchsia spp)

Golden Rod (Solidago spp)

Herb Hyssop (Hyssopus Officinalis)

Hollyhock (Alcea Rosea)

Horehound (Marrubium Vulgare)

Hound’s Tongue (Cynoglossum spp)

Knapweed (Centaurea spp)

Large Blue Alkanet (Anchusa azurea)

Lavatera (Lavatera spp) Also in the annuals section

Lavenders (Lavandula spp)

Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

Sage (Salvia spp, especially superba)

Scabious (Scabiosa spp)

Sneezeweed (Helenium spp)

Thoroughwort (Eupatorium spp)

Thrift (Armeria Maritima)

Thyme (Thymus spp)

Veronica (Veronica spp)

Willowherb (Epilobium spp)

Woundwort (Stachys spp)


Bulbs

Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)

Common Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis)

Crown Imperial (Fitillaria Imperialis)

Quamash (Camassia spp)

Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)

Snowflake (Leucojum spp)

Tulip (Tulia spp)

Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)


What’s all the Buzz about???

…..your amazing bee friendly garden!

Planting a garden that supports your bees won’t only provide them with food, but you with a beautiful yard.  Below is a list of Annuals, Perennials and Bulbs that all attract bees and provide them with pollen and nectar for a good part of the year.   They are listed alphabetically by their common name, followed by their scientific name in brackets.   Be sure to follow planting instructions as some plants prefer the shade while others relish in the sunshine.  Another great site http://www.feedthebees.org/resources/gardeners has lots of information and pictures to help you pick plants suitable for your garden.

Happy Gardening!!!