Bee-friendly plants that you can even grow on your balcony

A problem that affects all of us

All over the world bees are dying. While there are several reasons for their death, there is one simple thing all of us can do… PLANTING FLOWERS!
There are a lot of flowers and plants that are nutritious and delicious for bees. Some of them can even grow on a window sill.

Here are flowers which are perfect for little space:

  • Fanflower
  • Nasturtium
  • Verbena
  • Bellflower
  • Lantana
  • Snapdragon
  • Fragrant lavender
  • Sunflower
  • Daisies
  • Strawberries


Also, a lot of herbs are liked by bees:

  • Thyme
  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Coriander
  • Borage sage
  • Chives
  • Lemon balm


Rules to follow to have a bee-friendly garden:

  • No mono-culture – Grow a wide variety of plants. To make this easy you can buy a flower-mix or ‘seed-bombs’ in garden-stores or online.
  • Food year-around – Plant flowers and herbs with different blooming times. This assures that the bees can find food from early spring to late autumn.
  • Only nutritious plants – Check beforehand if the plants are nutritious for bees. A lot of decorative balcony plants don’t provide any nutritious food for bees.

With these easy tips, everyone can grow bee-friendly gardens or balconies. Most plants can grow on the little space on a window seal and even a small balcony can provide food for a lot of bees. If more people start planting according to these rules, bees get provided with a new habitat and have a stronger change to survive.

If you want to read more on how to save the bees, read my article: 5 easy things you can do that helps to safe the bees

Written by Lilly
I´m a born and raised big-city girl on the search for a more sustainable and simple life. In order to find a fulfilled and happy life I am exploring the simple, Old-fashion lifestyle.