Looking to support the bees by planting their favorite flowers in your garden this season?
When you imagine bees feeding, mid-summer blooms like sunflowers or bee balm may come to mind. But don’t overlook the early and late bloomers that can feed hungry bees when they first emerge in spring or are furiously trying to fill their larders before winter—when their survival is most at stake.
Whatever your soil type, climate zone, or sun exposure, there are hundreds of bee-friendly annuals and perennials that you can grow in your garden. This list of our favorite 15 flowers is organized loosely by bloom time.