25 January, 2022

The Preferred flowers of Bees and Butterflies…….

Flowers are one of the people’s favorite creations of God. They are widely used for different purposes. Flowers are the best weapons to melt someone’s, heart. But don’t you know that bees and butterflies have their own favorite flowers, too? Do you want to know what their favorite flowers are? Read more……

Aster

Asters are daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flowers heads. They bring delightful color to the garden in late summer and autumn when many of your other summer blooms may be fading. The plant’s height ranges from 8 inches to 8 feet, depending on the type.

Bee Balm

Bee balm flower colors include pink, red, and white; new double-flowered forms are also available. The plant blooms from early to late summer and grows 2 to 4 feet tall, depending on the variety. Some bee balm species tolerate wet soil and will thrive along a waterway or in a bog garden. Bee balm is susceptible to powdery mildew disease, so select resistant varieties. Under favorable growing conditions, the plant can become invasive.

Columbine

Penstermon, Pink Chablis and Husker Red

‘Husker Red’ is one of the few penstemons that does well in wet winters and hot, humid summers. Ruby-toned leaves appear in spring, followed in late spring and early summer by 3-foot-high stems adorned by panicles of white blooms.  The flowers attract bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies, but the plants are not magnets for deer or rabbits. In autumn and winter, songbirds feast on the seed.

Butter Weed

Butterfly weed plants (Asclepias tuberosa) are trouble-free North American natives that produce umbels of bright orange, yellow or red blooms all summer long. Butterfly weed is appropriately named, as the nectar- and pollen-rich flowers attract hummingbirds and hordes of butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects throughout the blooming season.

Yellow and purple cone flowers

Coneflowers are bright perennials, some of which used in herbal remedies. These flowers are easy to care for, relatively drought-tolerant, and are suitable for cut flowers. Coneflowers are daisy-like with raised centers. The seeds found in the dried flower head also attract songbirds to your garden.