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Pollinator-Friendly Plants.

Canada Milk Vetch attracts hummingbirds, song birds and butterflies, including the Western Tailed Blue butterfly larvae.

When you see how many plants that honey bees pollinate you will see why we need them. Starting with the spring bulbs, bees are attracted to crocus, hyacinth, and snowdrops. Some perennials you’ll need to garden for bees include roses, hollyhocks, cone flowers, foxglove, bee balm, sedum, tansy and clematis.

Enjoying one of God's little creatures as he does what he was born to do. Thankful for our beehive and our hard working bees!

All about varieties of Mountain Mints - (Pycnanthemum species). There are over 20 native species of mountain mint in the United States. Attractive, easy to grow, aromatic and deer resistant. Pictured here is Short-toothed Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum muticum). Saw this at the Audobon society crawling with honeybees (they had hives on site) and a variety of other pollinators. Even though its varieties are broadly native across large geographic areas, in some states it is considered endangered.

All about varieties of Mountain Mints I (Pycnanthemum species). There are over 20 native species of mountain mint in the United States I Here is Short-toothed Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum muticum)

Flowers for Honeybees | flowers and pollinators

Woodland Edge/Part Shade Mix (Mix 1250 Certified Pure Live Seed, True Native Seed

Bumblebee

Photo: Honey Bee heading for catmint --Catmint, easily grown from seed or propagated by dividing healthy clumps, provides honeybees and pollinators with a fantastic season-long banquet!

Weather-proof flowers of Winter aconite are a joy for bees, who, on a warmish Winter day, will break their cold-season fast and gorge themselves on its plentiful pollen.    Winter aconite / Eranthis hyemalis

Weather-Proof Flowers of Winter Aconite are a joy for bees, who, on a warmish winter day, will break their cold-season fast and gorge themselves on its plentiful pollen.

ASCLEPIAS VERTICILLATA - Whorled milkweed, for Monarch Butterflies; for dry sites, forms a colony with an airy texture. Plant with Dotted Mint, for pollinators.

Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) flowers attract many pollinators, including Monarch butterflies.

Zizia aurea - Zizia doré - Golden Alexanders.  Rain garden. Nice w grass, 2-3'.  Cut back after flowering

Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea) Bloom Period: May-June Flower Color: Yellow Height: ft Location: Sun-Shade

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Mountain Mint) FSPS in pollinator garden

Silphium perfoliatum (Cup Plant) - Goldfinches LOVE this plant. It's a birdbath in summer and a food source in fall.

Silphium perfoliatum (Cup Plant) - Goldfinches LOVE this plant. It's a birdbath in summer and a food source in fall. Order: Asterales Family: Asteraceae Tribe: Heliantheae Genus: Silphium Species: S.

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