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Bee-Friendly Garden Flowers

Your garden will be buzzing with excitement with our un-bee-lievable collection of flowers and plants that attract bees.

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Bee Balm

Monarda, commonly (and conveniently) called bee balm, is a striking perennial related to the mint family. Its flowers come in a variety of reds, pinks and purples that bloom in mid-summer to early fall.

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Lonicera, honeysuckle, are popular garden plants with highly perfumed flowers. There are climbing honeysuckles, which are wonderful draped over pergolas and supports, and evergreen shrubby types, which make good hedging plants.

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This family sticks together. Sunflowers are easy to grow with big results that will attract not only bees but birds and butterflies as well.

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Cosmos is a bright, showy annual that is easy to grow and attracts bees, birds and butterflies.

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