Buzzworthy Gardening

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Ready to kickstart your gardening journey while also supporting local bee populations? Look no further than your nearest Walmart  and Dollar Tree at the Capilano Mall! From tools to soil, pots and planters, flowers, and seeds, find affordable supplies for your bee-friendly garden. With a range of options available, you can start cultivating a haven that enhances your outdoor space while nourishing our buzzing friends.

Let's explore some flower varieties that are sure to attract and nourish our buzzing friends.

  1. Lavender: Known for its fragrant blooms and soothing aroma, lavender is a favorite among gardeners and bees alike. Bees are drawn to lavender's abundant nectar, making it a valuable addition to any bee-friendly garden. Plant lavender in borders, containers, or herb gardens to attract bees and other pollinators while adding a touch of beauty and tranquility to your outdoor oasis.
  2. Sunflowers: Bright and cheerful sunflowers are not only a visual delight but also a magnet for bees. Bees are attracted to sunflowers' large, pollen-rich heads, which provide ample food for foraging bees. Plant sunflowers in sunny locations with well-drained soil to create a buzzing haven for bees and other pollinators.
  3. Coneflowers (Echinacea): With their striking daisy-like blooms and long blooming period, coneflowers are a must-have for bee-friendly gardens. Bees are attracted to coneflowers' nectar-rich flowers, which provide a valuable food source throughout the growing season. Plant coneflowers in mixed borders or wildflower meadows to create a vibrant and bee-friendly landscape.
  4. Lemon Balm: A popular herb known for its citrusy scent and culinary uses, lemon balm is also highly attractive to bees. Bees are drawn to lemon balm's tiny white flowers, which produce abundant nectar throughout the growing season. Plant lemon balm in containers or garden beds near your vegetables and fruit trees to not only attract bees but also enjoy its aromatic foliage for teas and culinary dishes.
  5. Wildflowers Mix: For an easy and diverse option to support local bees, consider planting a wildflower mix. These pre-packaged seed blends contain a variety of bee-friendly flowers, such as cosmos, zinnias, and bachelor's buttons, that bloom at different times throughout the season. Simply scatter the seeds in a sunny, well-prepared area of your garden and watch as bees flock to enjoy the abundant nectar and pollen.

Gardeners have the power to make a positive impact on our local bee population by planting bee-friendly flowers in their gardens. Visit Walmart and Dollar Tree at Capilano Mall today to start your journey toward creating a bee-friendly garden that blooms with beauty and life.



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