I know I am lucky with the San Diego, California climate, but I was wondering what other people might be planting for their bees this year?
We just got approval to put a beehive in our local Community Garden (translation to British = allotment), and we feel that we should plant something bee friendly to show some gardening spirit too. We are not allowed to plant narcotics, so let’s skip that concept! San Diego is still in a drought, and while the garden has hoses available, water wisdom is encouraged.
With that in mind, the following are on my short list so far:
French Lavender (a bit picky, but I love it)
Rosemary (grows easily here and bees love it from December to March)
Sedum Autumn Joy (bees swamp this in autumn)
South African Blue Basil (never tried it before, but I heard it might be a good choice)
Passion Fruit vines (I love the fruit)
Any other ideas? What are you guys in the rest of the world planting, or do you just rely on neighbouring forage?