Canadian Gardening: Bee-Friendly Flowers & Freebies

May 2, 2019, BY

You’ve probably heard a lot of talk recently about saving the world’s honeybee population. Did you know Canadian gardening can actually help save the bees?

When you plant the right bee-friendly flowers, you can actually help save the bees!

Wondering which flowers are bee-friendly? Wonder no more.

In this post, we explain which flowers you should be planting to help the bees, and even include some free sunflower seeds! Plus, we include free Canadian gardening tools and resources.

With the growing cost of food and anxiety surrounding the use of pesticides in farming, it’s never really been a better time to try your hand at gardening in your own home!

Whether you have a large backyard for tilling or a small balcony for container gardening—you can achieve great results no matter the space you’re working with.

Be sure to share this post with any fellow green thumbs you know.

What Are Bee-Friendly Flowers?

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Planting a bee-friendly garden begins at your local garden centre. Choose organic nursery plants or learn how to grow your own plants from organic seeds. Using a variety of flowers, herbs and vegetables will help draw bees in and provide a buffet for all pollinators.


Common colours that attract honeybees are:

  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Yellow
  • White
  • Fragrant herbs like lavender, rosemary, thyme and even catnip

Try planting some milkweed, bee balm or purple coneflower and watch your garden come to life!

Lastly and above all, refrain from using bee-killing pesticides and opt for natural solutions to your gardening blunders. When you begin to evaluate the ecological function of each part of your garden, you’ll find it not only pleasing to the eyes but useful for providing food for bees when left to blossom.

Source: CBC

Gardening Apps For All Skill Levels

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Let’s face it: Gardening can seem like an intimidating task, especially if you’re a beginner. Luckily, there are free gardening apps you can download right to your smartphone or tablet to make things as easy as possible.

Check out these apps that make gardening easy!

Garden Tags

This app includes plant identification, planting inspiration, growing advice, and plant care instructions all in one app. It includes a growing encyclopedia of 20,000+ plants to get more planting inspiration.

Learn more and download the app for iOS and Android here.

GrowIt!

The GrowIt! gardening app is all about your community.

You can:
  • Connect with fellow gardeners in your community
  • Discover which plants grow best in your area
  • Share photos of your plant progress

Learn more and download GrowIt!

Free Download: Vegetable Gardening Guide

If you think vegetable gardening is more your thing, check out this free Vegetable Gardening Guide ebook.

It's written to be specific to North American and Canadian gardening. Happy planting!

Get Free Sunflower Seeds

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Honey Nut Cheerios is doing their part to try and save the Canadian bee population. This spring, they are giving out free sunflower seeds! That’s right, you can get totally free seeds that you will give you beautiful flowers and help the bees.

To get yours, fill in your information on the sign up form. They are only offering 520,000 seed packets from now until August 31st.

Plus, this year they are also offering free youth T-shirts with the purchase of a specially marked box of Honey Nut Cheerios.

Less than 5,000 seed packs are still available - hurry and get yours today before they run out.

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