Bees, as a species, are on the decline and numbers are beginning to drop into the endangered category. Attracting bees to your garden or yard is an important way to participate in boosting the declining bee population, which will allow them to continue to do the work they were designed to do- pollinating crops that make up 90% of the world’s food resources. By bringing brightly colored flowers (think of sunflowers and lavender) to your garden, you will offer a safe environment for bees to live. If gardening isn’t your thing, or you simply don’t have the space for a garden, the floral specialists at Gordon Boswell Flowers recommend including some bee-friendly flowers and plants on your outdoor porch or patio.
One popular flower among bees is the sunflower like we find in our Designed Sunflowers bouquet. Bright yellow petals along with a giant center all mean plenty of attraction for bees. Set this arrangement on an outdoor patio or plant your own in your garden.
Help bees begin to re-populate by creating a beautiful space where they can safely work and live. These industrious insects will keep our ecosystem in balance and contribute to much of our growing food when we protect their environment. Talk to the floral experts at Gordon Boswell Flowers for more ideas about creating a bee-friendly yard or garden.