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What to Plant to Attract Bees and Butterflies in Your Yard

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We spend so many hours slaving away in our gardens, creating spaces of beauty and tranquility. A sure sign of a happy, healthy garden is the presence of both bees and butterflies. They not only add to the ambience of the garden, but also act as vital pollinators for many flowering plants. Here are some great garden plants you can plant that will help to attract more bees and butterflies into your yard.


Lavender is not only beautiful with bright purple flowers, but it also has a pleasant, fresh fragrant that adds to any garden space. Both butterflies and bees love this garden plant.


Borage is an herb plant that can grow quite large given the space. It has bright blue flowers that pollinators absolutely love. It is easy to grow, low maintenance, and has many different uses from tea to medicinal.


Dahlia are a great flower option to attract bees and butterflies. Choose a single flowered variety, as these are more attractive to our pollinator friends. The main draw of Dahlia’s? The huge, beautiful blooms.

Azaleas and Rhododendrons

These are both excellent flowering plants that will continue to grow and bloom year after year. Both of these are available in a wide array of varieties and bloom colours, and will attract butterflies as they begin to bloom in mid to late spring. Just be careful, as these can be poisonous if ingested.

These are just some of the garden plants you could choose to further attract bees and butterflies to your yard. There are so many more choices, and you are sure to find exactly what you want at Art Knapp Nurseries.

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