10 flowers save bees – Garden plants – Flowers save bees

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Lavender

LavandaPerfect for growing in the garden, where it can be used in mixed borders or for creating hedges, it adapts perfectly to pots and balconies. The cultivation is extremely simple: it wants sun and well drained soil. Its flowering, sometimes repeated in the year, will gratify us with its scent and will attract a large number of pollinators.

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Digital

digitalis Herbaceous suitable for flowerbeds and borders, especially if in the middle of the shade: it is perfect, in its countless shades, to give momentum and verticality to our compositions. From spring to early autumn, its spikes of bell-shaped flowers are a great attraction for pollinating insects.

Borage

Borragine Beautiful, easy to grow and useful in the kitchen. Once introduced, it will spread easily thanks to the strong self-dissemination: every year new seedlings will be born! It is highly recommended for gardeners: it is a strong attraction for bees that will pass from its blue flowers to those of tomato, eggplant and pepper, ensuring an abundant harvest!

Aromatic

Aromatiche All the aromas are great for attracting and “feeding” bees… they are the ideal essence for anyone who wants to help them. They grow very well in gardens and orchards, but you can dedicate them a corner (among other things very useful!) even on the balcony. We can have fun: rosemary, mint, lemon balm, thyme, savory, marjoram, nepeta, hyssop…

Abelia

Abelia This shrub, easy to grow, is available in many varieties: it can be considered for cultivation in the garden, for those who have large spaces, but there are also cultivars contained to grow on the balcony. The flowering, perfumed, is very prolonged (from spring to late autumn) and is really irresistible for insects!

Allium

AlliumA bulbous plant that should never be missing in flowerbeds and potted compositions! The spherical shape of its inflorescences is really funny and contributes to give movement and verticality! The varieties on the market are many, from the smallest (to be used in bulk) to the largest and most spectacular, suitable for creating focal points. The starry flowers, throughout the flowering period, will be a call for the most popular insects!

Hawthorn

A very common shrub in its spontaneous state, but which should also be used more commonly in gardens for its strength, ductility and beauty. We can use it as a focal point, create a mixed hedge (with other native essences) or in purity. In spring it is of moving beauty: covered by a myriad of fragrant white flowers, constantly accompanied by the loud hum of the bees!

Echinops

Adaptable herbaceous plant whose flowering represents a strong attraction for bees and bumblebees, but will not fail to attract the curiosity of visitors. Its flower heads, in fact, are of a very funny spherical shape and stand out for their particular electric blue. Let’s use them in a border or in a rock garden, perhaps combined with echinaceae, yarrow, ornamental grasses and eryngiums.

Sedum

This succulent, easy-to-grow succulent is perfect for enhancing gardens and terraces from mid-summer to early-winter. The wide inflorescences, pleasant even when dry, are composed of very small star-shaped flowers, much sought after by bees and butterflies. We can choose between the lowest varieties (also suitable as a soil cover) and the highest ones: they are so beautiful that we can only start a collection!

10 flowers save bees: Caryopteris

A shrub that is still little known, but that should be inserted more frequently, especially in the gardens of the Central-Southern regions and on the coasts. It requires very little maintenance and is extremely resistant to drought. Its glaucous-silvered foliage creates an always pleasant point of attraction. The blooming, in late summer, is of a nice bright blue, lasts a long time and is a must for insects.

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