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Want to Save the Bees? Plant These

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Ok... So which one of these is the easiest to grow - and by easiest, I mean I'll plant it, but that's about it... a weed - I need a weed plant that will need no help from me...

scurry Level 8 May 17, 2018

Great! Add to that Mexican Heather, Lantana and Butterfly Bush.
(I have to keep my distance from Cilantro. It disgusts me! ...but then, I am not a honey bee.)


I have a row of Ceanothus (California Lilac) []. Right now it is a bee factory. We have docile yellow Jackets, Bumble Bees, Mason Bees and even honey bees.


I have lavender looking good, and many other plants to get into the ground before they die.

Lavender is a great perennial and I also have lots. However, it is the one herb that a lot of people are allergic to.

@JackPedigo I have tons of seasonal allergies, in fact have been tested. Lavender is not one of them The Nebraska state flower is one of my allergens. Goldenrod, what were the forebears thinking?


Great post you should post that in The Gardening group too

Donto101 Level 7 May 16, 2018

What a great list, thank you! My wild senna usually draws a lot and I can probably put a lot of these around them.

Lauren Level 7 May 16, 2018

I have Basil, Coriander, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. All abundant locally, it's a semi-desert climate, with sandy river beds.

Petter Level 8 May 16, 2018

If you’re going to seed bomb an area, you need to use native plants’ seeds. I think that is often overlooked.


The bees are dying because of pesticides. Planting these flowers won't make much difference

steve148 Level 7 May 16, 2018

Having pesticide free flowers helps a little.

@EdEarl If there are any farms near by that use chemicals it won't matter

But they are not dying everywhere. There are still lots of places they still thrive.

@JackPedigo numbers have decreased almost everywhere.


I have planted lavender great smell.

Marine Level 8 May 16, 2018

Ty again

EdEarl Level 8 May 16, 2018
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