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Show #12/5912. A Beautiful Willamette Valley Garden

Tip 1. Introduce Bees To Your Yard

Ty believes that for homeowners or people that want to introduce bees into their yard, even if they don't want to keep bees but instead want to keep them in their yards and gardens, the most important thing is just think about things that have a long bloom time. Anything in the mint family is obviously going to attract a lot of bees, as will lavenders. There are so many resources out there that address pollinator attractor plants. But be mindful when planting a big block of something, to then include plants that will bloom at different times of the year or include plants that bloom for a long time. Bees are going to stay in your yard because if it's easy food, they're going to keep coming back.


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