20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

20+ 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…

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Bee House from Garden Therapy

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Bee Friendly Planter at Twin Dragonfly Designs

 

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Cinder Block Bee House source unknown

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Bee House from Flat Bread Co

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Bee Feeder from NewsLink

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Recycled Bee House from Pacifica Beach Coalition 

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the GardenBee Bath from Garden Therapy

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Bee Friendly Planter from Period Living

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Bee Hotel from Rodale Wellness

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Bee Habitat from Glue and Glitter

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

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Black-Leaved Thrift

Armeria maritima ‘Vesuvius’

Perennial | full sun | good for edging

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Perennial Sage

Salvia ‘Sensation Deep Rose’

Perennial | full sun | good for containers

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Pink Thrift

Armeria maritima ‘Dusseldorf Pride’

Perennial | full sun | flowers spring and fall

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Perennial Sage

Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’

Perennial | full sun | summer flowers

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Campanula

Annual | sun to part shade | good for cascading edges

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Border Pink

Dianthus Firewitch

Perennial | full sun | long bloomer

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Autumn Stonecrop

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Perennial | sun to part shade | fall blooms

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

Snapdragons

Annual | sun to part shade | summer blooms

20+ Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden

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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