One of these bee friendly ideas for the garden would make the perfect project for spring! 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. Last week I shared how to create a bee friendly garden planter. Today I am sharing over twenty Bee Friendly Ideas for the Garden…
Ideas to attract more bees to our outdoor living space:
Bee Friendly Planter at Twin Dragonfly Designs
Cinder Block Bee House source unknown
Recycled Bee House from Pacifica Beach Coalition
Bee Friendly Planter from Period Living
Hotel for Bees from Rodale Wellness
Bee Habitat from Glue and Glitter
Why not plant more bee friendly flowers?!
All of these bee friendly annuals and perannuals were found at Costco…
Armeria maritima ‘Vesuvius’
Perennial | full sun | good for edging
Salvia ‘Sensation Deep Rose’
Perennial | full sun | good for containers
Armeria maritima ‘Dusseldorf Pride’
Perennial | full sun | flowers spring and fall
Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’
Perennial | full sun | summer flowers
Annual | sun to part shade | good for cascading edges
Perennial | full sun | long bloomer
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
Perennial | sun to part shade | fall blooms
Annual | sun to part shade | summer blooms
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.
We love all of these bee friendly ideas for the garden. These are great ways to attract more bees to our outdoor living space!
Do you have any other helpful tips or ways that you have encouraged bees to come to your garden? Please share!
Bee hotels require maintenance.
Everyone should read this regarding the hotels. You don’t put them up and forget about them. Please read this.