Bee Friendly Flowers, Austin and Zone 8
There is a wealth of flowering plants that provide food for bees each spring through late summer and fall. Planting a variety of flowering plants is essential for ensuring that they have food throughout the seasons. Here are some of my favorite bee friendly flowers.
Dandelions are the very first flower for bees every spring so don’t mow them and encourage reseeding in your perennial beds.
Kidneywood is so covered in bees during the summer that the tree dances with movement.
Fall Aster is a favorite among bees and butterflies.
These are just some of the beautiful Texas native and adapted plants that are low water, low maintenance and perennial. By planting a diverse group of flowers for bees, you are also cultivating a buffet of color and texture you can enjoy all year.
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