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About Bees
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Worldwide we depend on bees and other pollinators to produce about 1/3 of our food crops. Borage (above) attracts bees to your garden in large numbers. They will pollinate your fruit trees, flowers, and vegetables (squash, tomatoes, potatoes, and bell peppers).Here is a list of common garden  plants attractive to bees, introduced largely by Europeans immigrating to the US:

Black-eyed Susan  Rudbeckia
California lilac  Ceanothus
Tickseed  Coreopsis
Lavender  Lavandula
Purple toadflax  Linaria
Marjoram  Origanum
Hyssop  Hyssopus
Basil  Ocimum
Globe thistle  Echinops
Rosemary  Rosmarinus
Catnip Nepeta
Aster  Aster
Currant  Ribes
Elder  Sambucus
Fireweed  Chamerion
Goldenrod  Solidago
Huckleberry  Vaccinium
Larkspur  Delphinum
Lupine  Lupinus
Madrone  Arbutus
Mint  Mentha
Oregon grape  Berberis
Pacific waterleaf  Hydrophyllum
Penstemon  Penstemon
Rabbit-brush  Chrysothamnus
Rhododendron  Rhododendron
Sage Salvia
Salmonberry  Rubus
Saskatoon  Amalanchier
Scorpion-weed Phacelia
Snowberry  Symphoricarpos
Stonecrop  Sedum
Wild buckwheat  Eriogonum
Willow  Salix
Yarrow  Achillea

For more information about bees and other pollinators, go to www.xerces.org.
 

 


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