The gentle buzz of busy bees is one of the signature sounds of the garden. Those bees are hard at work visiting flowers and collecting pollen to make each plant more productive. About 75% of all the fruits, nuts and veggies we eat in this country depend on bees for pollination.
So welcome bees to your garden by growing some of their favorite flowering plants. They’re attracted by both sight and smell, and certain bee species are attracted to certain flower shapes. Plant a variety of plants to get a mix of buzzing visitors. If you want to learn more about designing a garden that bees will love, here is a plan for a garden that will attract pollinators all year long!
Click ahead to find six plants that bees love — and we love, too.