Create gardens that invite bees, butterfly’s and other helpful insects. Learn to grow without harmful pesticides and fertilizers!
Build relationships with pollinators by:
- Use Beeswax candles and create your own soothing skin products with it!
- Create homes for Mason Bee’s or start your own Bee trays. Become an Urban Beekeeper!
- Put out dishes of water or hot and dry days!
- Native Bee loving Plant flowers in Canada
- Douglas Aster, Woolly Yarrow, Woolly Sunflower, Clarkia Amoena, Black Eyed Susan, Bee Balm, Evening Primrose, Tick Seed
- Other plants, shrubs & trees in Renee’s garden that attract bees (and other flyers such as dragon fly’s, butterflys & humming birds): Borage flowers, Calendula flowers, Rosemary flowers, Butterfly Tree flowers, Fennel flowers, Rue flowers, Mullein flowers, Peony’s, Honesty Plant flowers, Oregon Grape flowers, Wild Rose flowers, Lavender flowers, Creeping Jenny flowers, Oxalis flowers, Columbine Flowers, Hosta flowers, Feverfew flowers, English Daisy Flowers, Shasta Daisy flowers, Hollyhock flowers
If you plant a Bee friendly garden, you will also attract other beautiful fliers such as humming birds and butterfly’s that will enhance your experience.
Natural Pest Control
- Learn what plants insects do not like to be around and companion plant.
- Introduce healthy insects that will clear out the unwanted ones.
- Create healthy plants that so they are not susceptible to insect attacks.
- Learn about edible weeds rather than destroy them with chemicals
- Explore natural methods of weed control
- Research invasive flower and plants species that become weeds later
Recommended Reading Resources:
- Garden Bugs of British Columbia: Gardening to Attract, Repel and Control,
By Janice Elmhirst, Ken Fry, Doug Macaulay
- Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control,
By Jessica Walliser