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NOVA SCOTIA BEE FRIENDLY FLOWERS - BEE helpful and plant bee ready plants

The second installment on honeybee friendly flowers for your garden. Tailoring our gardens to ensure the honeybees have adequate and appealing forage throughout their active period is really not that difficult. It just takes a bit of knowledge and pre-planning. Please remember that the chart below does not cover every flower or plant, and is provided as a guideline. (It’s what we will be planting as well). And again in case you missed the Spring flower blog, HRM is considered to be in plant hardiness zone 6a/6b. These flowers are considered Summer Bloomers: BEEBALM Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9 Plant: spring Sun: Full Blooms : summer and fall Height : 2.5 to 4 feet COSMOS Zone: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,1

NOVA SCOTIA HONEYBEE FRIENDLY SPRING FLOWERS - Make your yard bee friendly

Did you know that just as we have favorite foods, so do the bees? There are specific flowers, herbs and colors that attract bees. Using three seasons of growth (Spring, Summer and Fall), we can tailor our gardens to ensure the honeybees have adequate and appealing forage throughout their active period. Please remember that the chart below does not cover every flower or plant, and is provided as a guideline. (It’s what we will be planting as well). HRM is considered to be in plant hardiness zone 6a/6b. These flowers are considered Spring Bloomers and are the first ones the honeybees will forage from after a long winter: CROCUS. Zone: 3.4.5.6.7.8 Plant: Oct or Nov Sun: Full or Part Blooms

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