20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Twenty Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Hey guys!  We’ve all heard about the decline in bee populations and if you are like me then you might be wondering what you can do to help.  There are a ton fairly simple ways to encourage bees and other pollinators to make your garden their home.  Today I am sharing over 20 Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden…

Bee Friendly Home

Bee House from Garden Therapy

Create a Bee Friendly Planter

Bee Friendly Planter at Twin Dragonfly Designs

 

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Cinder Block Bee House source unknown

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Bee House from Flat Bread Co

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Bee Feeder from NewsLink

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Recycled Bee House from Pacifica Beach Coalition 

Bee BathBee Bath from Garden Therapy

Bee Friendly Planter

Bee Friendly Planter from Period Living

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Bee Hotel from Rodale Wellness

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Bee Habitat from Glue and Glitter

PLANT A FEW OF THESE PLANTS!  All of these bee friendly annuals and perannuals were found at Costco…

Bee Friendly Plants

Black-Leaved Thrift

Armeria maritima ‘Vesuvius’

Perennial | full sun | good for edging

Bee Friendly Plants

Perennial Sage

Salvia ‘Sensation Deep Rose’

Perennial | full sun | good for containers

Bee Friendly Plants

Pink Thrift

Armeria maritima ‘Dusseldorf Pride’

Perennial | full sun | flowers spring and fall

Bee Friendly Plants

Perennial Sage

Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’

Perennial | full sun | summer flowers

Bee Friendly Plants

Campanula

Annual | sun to part shade | good for cascading edges

Bee Friendly Plants

Border Pink

Dianthus Firewitch

Perennial | full sun | long bloomer

Bee Friendly Plants

Autumn Stonecrop

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Perennial | sun to part shade | fall blooms

Bee Friendly Plants

Snapdragons

Annual | sun to part shade | summer blooms

Bee Friendly Plants

Lavender

Lavandula

Perennial | full sun | hardy and drought tolerant

 

To recap, creating a Bee Friendly Garden can be done in a number of ways.  Plant bee friendly plants, create places that bees would like to call home or make a bee bath.  If you are really gung-ho, why not learn to become a bee keeper?!  And be sure to avoid using pesticides and other harmful chemicals that could potentially reduce our bee population.

 

Do you have any other helpful tips or ways that you have encouraged bee to come to your garden?  Please share!

 

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