TIPS FOR PLANTING A BEE GARDEN, PART II // Here is a list of plants that are great for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators (broken down by season):⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Spring Flowers: barberry, lavendar, wisteria, salvia, sage, blue pea, borage, wild lilac, calendula (which blooms throughout the summer as well), California poppy, yarrow, blanket flower, daisy, marigold, tansy, lily of the valley, columbine, crocus, chives, single-petal roses, cranesbills, snowdrops, joe-pye weed⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Summer Flowers: bee balm, cosmos, snapdragons, echinacea and coneflowers, hosta, basil, catnip, catmint, horehound, lamb's ear, mint, lemon mint, oregano, rosemary, sea holly, thyme, verbena, black-eyed susan, pumpkin, squash, zucchini, sunflowers (choose varieties with pollen), blackberry, raspberry, milkweed, hyssop, wild bergamot, butterfly bush, butterfly weed, sweet alyssum, alstroemeria, lion's tail, pincushion, clover, common heliotrope⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Fall Flowers: zinnias, asters, goldenrod, witch hazel, sedum, autumn sage, purple toadflax, blueberd, squash, cosmos, rosemary, yellow trumpet bush, sunflowers (choose varieties with pollen)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The key to establishing a bee garden is diversity. This is not an exhaustive list, but rather a starting point. Also, choose varieties that do well in your local environment. Certain daisies, for instance, are noxious in warmer states and buttercups are noxious here in WA. Be careful with sunflowers; some varieties are bred to be showy and have very little pollen. Choose heirloom varieties, if possible.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Many of these plants are easy to grow and if you live in an apartment with a balcony, you can still grow a small patch. Bees are great at finding flowers anywhere -- even a highrise! Try zinnias, calendula, cosmos, or borage in small spaces. This season's Earthlove box also comes with a "Grow Your Own Tea" kit with lemon mint, which is great for most gardens.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
herbaceous shampoo + body bar
say the name over and over, you'll get use to it ;)
I used lots of earthy ingredients for this little one
its 3.5 oz. of hair loving, skin nourishing oils plus my favorite herb essences of ROSEMARY accompanied by a woodsy scent of cedarwood.
for those of you that are not familiar with shampoo bars I'll be adding some tips and tricks this week on our stories + highlights :)
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POP UP SHOP // Just a reminder that there are still a few places for our 'learn how to make a spring bouquet' workshop so get booking. Treat your mum for Mother's Day, or treat yourself 😁
Happy New Week! 💖
Wish I was starting my week with one of these cakes but unfortunately I don’t have any left 😅 I am planning to make another cake this week though 🍰 but I haven’t decided on the flavors, any suggestions? 🥰
Have a lovely evening!
Happy sunday from my home to yours. Feeling overwhelmed with so much joy from all your wonderful responses yesterday to my new website and adventure. I can’t thank you enough for all the kindness and encouragement you gave so generously. I’m absolutely honoured and left totally speechless at times.
Still working with a few of those new dyed brownie tulips and anemones.
Tulips, roses, ranunculus and anemones. I’m so happy to offer you a piece of my home to your home. ‘To dye or not to dye’ no2 with sugar anemones to be found in my new printshop link in bio.
Have a lovely sunday and great new week everyone. #thankyou#flowerart#flowerlove#homedecor#colourlove#ranunculus#anemones#tulips#currentmood