As an avid bee-keeper I'm all about supporting bees and providing them with plant material from which they can forage. My special Feed the Bees Collection contains early, mid and late spring blooming, bee-friendly flowers that will provide a buffet of food stores for those busy and hungry little bees. Not only will you be contributing to their well-being but you'll also be doing your garden a huge favour by attracting these amazing pollinators to your patch. It's a win-win situation!
Feed the Bees Collection includes:
9 Mini Botanical Tulip 'Dasystemon Tarda'
Dasystemon Tarda has always been a favourite of mine with its bright yellow petals edged in white. Just so cute. If you give them a nice spot where they can multiply, you will get more of them and the bees will appreciate it. Win-win!
5 Camassia leichtlinii alba
Help support the bees in late spring. These statuesque, late spring blooming spires covered in creamy-white flowers seem to flower forever. The bees will enjoy foraging on the flowers as they open sequentially from the bottom up. They'll be coming back for more and more!
12 Muscari 'Big Smile'
For this collection, I chose Muscari 'Big Smile' as they certainly will please the bees as well to any gardener. The adorable flower heads elongate as they mature - stretching towards the sun! A fragrant, reliable early spring bee supporter.
12 Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Pink'
Commonly known as Spanish Bluebells these flowers are easy to grow and multiply generously. Bees love them and will poke their heads into the cups that open from the bottom up. A lovely addition to any natural-looking, shade garden.
12 Eranthis hyemalis
Eranthis hyemalis or 'Winter Aconite' is one of the earliest signs of spring and they look cute as a button. Early bloomers are very important for the bees. Not only will Eranthis brighten up your garden but the bees will be grateful that you've given them a helping hand.