Keep Things WildBees are going to be naturally attracted to plants that are native to the area. This doesn't mean you can't incorporate exotic plants with bold colors and aromas, but be willing to leave some aspects of your garden to show off the native plants. You can also help by not cleaning up every aspect of your garden. By letting nature run it's course in your fields and landscapes, you are providing the perfect homes for your bees and other insects.
Provide BloomsBees are drawn to plants with blooms. The more blooms you have in your yard, the better chance you have of not only attracting them, but also keeping them around. Bright colors, bold scents, and plenty of pollen are sure to help out your bees. Of course, as we near the end of the summer season, it may be harder to find things with blooms - but keep in mind that there are plenty of fall flowers that bloom as well. Here are a few plants that bloom through the fall:
- Autumn Crocus