WInter flowers are essential for winter active insects. Mahonia is a great choice offering masses of scented, nectar rich flowers
Grow hellebores to feed winter active pollinators.
Agastache is a great pollinator plant that is rich in nectar
Bee balm is a magnet for bees and other pollinators.
Borage is a great pollinator plant. It’s so easy to grow from seed and has nectar rich flowers.
If you grow lamb’s ears you might be lucky to see the Wool Carder bee in your garden. If you don’t grow lamb’s ears it’s time to plant some.
Image: Jean Vernon
A really good late summer plant for pollinators is the globe thistle, Echinops ritro.
If you grow one thing for the pollinators choose Viper’s bugloss
Leave a few dandelions to flower in your garden. They are a vital source of pollen and nectar for pollinators