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Garden Plants - Plants for Gardening Ideas

Updated on November 1, 2019

With the arrival of spring just around the corner, many gardeners are making the necessary preparations, either by browsing their gardening books or going continuously to the nearest nurseries to have everything ready.

All regulars in the field try to find the most potent plants in their area, the most attractive, aesthetically speaking, or productive. And although it may be that many do not take it into account, bees also play an essential role in our gardens.

Why is the presence of bees so important in our gardens?

The truth is that all living beings depend, for the survival of all, on these small pollinators, whose population is seriously declining. That is why we believe that everything possible must be done to help them thrive in the best possible way, but how can we help bees? Well, in this article we will see which flowers and food best attract bees to our gardens so that they can obtain the necessary fuel and continue pollination of plants around the world.

Before getting into the matter, here are some tips that will ensure that your efforts are rewarded:

1. Healthy Organic and natural agriculture without pesticides help these small insects to thrive. In fact, the use of chemicals has been directly linked to the decline in its population.

2. Before planting anything, make sure it is compatible with your area. This will guarantee success.

3. Planting native species is a sustainable and intelligent way to attract bees to our garden easily.

Here we propose a series of plants that will help the bee population to continue to thrive :

1. Blueberries

They attract bees, they are a source of food, and they look fantastic.

2. Red or sour cranberries

Like blueberries, if we grow these types of plants, they are all advantages.

These spectacular flowers are bound to attract bees to our garden.

3. Foxglove

These magnificent flowers are bound to attract bees to our garden.

4. Primulas or springs

It is easy to know why bees come to this type of flower.

5. Catmint

Also known as Nepeta, this plant is not only for cats. Its fragrance and purple color, during spring, are the perfect stimulants that bees need.

6. Chives

Who would not like to have a few fresh onions? Bees pollinate their flowers, and we eat the onions. We all win.

7. Lavender

A plant that, besides being very decorative and driving the bees crazy, is very aromatic and has many medicinal uses.

8. Sunflowers

Sunflowers are magnificent if you like pipes and large, colorful flowers. Besides, they are a perfect resting platform for bees.

9. Yarrow

This herb is characterized by its healing properties, which is why it is found in many gardens of medicinal plants. Its cultivation also helps the bees to proliferate.

10. Milkweed

This plant has been strongly promoted for its ability to attract monarch butterflies, although it is also very effective with bees.

11. Purple Coneflower

These flowers are irresistible to bees. Also, this type of herbaceous plant has incredible medicinal properties.

12. Pumpkins

That's right, you can have an edible garden, and you will also be contributing to these insects thrive.

13. Zucchini

Your garden should not be limited to aromatic, medicinal, and pumpkin plants, but you can also add zucchini to your list, a very tasty and low-calorie food, whose flower drives bees crazy.

14. Borage

Borage can be grown for both culinary and medicinal purposes and are great attractants of bees.

15. Hyssop

This shrub will provide a beautiful instant update of your garden while helping the bees.

16. Aster

A plant that will give a touch of color to your garden, and that requires very little care.

Tips for Gardening

Having your plants healthy and the garden a day is not that complicated, you just need some dedication. So let's go for work. Here is some extra help: practical gardening tips to have your perfect plants.

On many occasions, we think of the appearance of the garden from the point of view that is very focused on the plants, trees, and flowers we have. Is this a good idea? Well ... yes, but it is incomplete. Today, I will give you two unusual tricks to improve the appearance of your garden and enjoy it to the fullest.

Have an Overview

The most important thing when creating a garden is to have an overview. And what does it mean to have an overview? For not focusing only on the part of an element of the garden, but try to predict the final complete result.

This is a prevalent mistake. For example, focusing a lot on the plants being well maintained while the walls of the house, which should be white, have been yellowish for years.If you stop to think about the different gardens that you liked when you have seen photos, they were not merely well-maintained plants, but they played very well with other elements (such as stones or designs) and had all the parts well arranged.

This is what I mean by an overview. To the care of the garden as an artistic totality.

Besides, of course, this overall view is much more critical when we talk about the design of a garden from scratch. If you don't have this perspective, the garden you design will look like a few pieces stuck next to each other.

Therefore, that is the first trick I can give you: look at things holistically and carry out a design that encompasses everything, looking for an integral result.

Organize the space

Another point that is very little taken into account is the organization and optimization of space. And, in many cases, it seems that since we have little room, we must fill everything with plants to make the most of it.

And that is a bad idea; The spaces need to breathe. Even if the garden is large, we must also use other types of elements to add variety to its design.

When the garden is small, we have to gain space and give the feeling that it is greater than it really is. This can be achieved by playing with the perspective.

For example, you can place the trees at the back of the garden, which gives the limit of your property and go placing shrubs and smaller plants as you approach their beginning.

You should also try to leave some places open because that will give the feeling that it is bigger than it really is. It would be like when you want to diet: if you put the same food on a small plate, it would seem that there is much more food than if you put it on a large plate. Therefore, I advise you not to fill your garden.

This has a problem for those of us who like plants, of course, which is what we discard and what we stay with… But that is where the art of designing a small garden lies!


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