For the Love of Bee and Ladybug Attracting Flowers

Ohhh how it feels timely to create a post about flowers – good for the spirit (mine and hopefully yours).

When planting flowers from seed I tend to favour varieties that attract beneficial insects to the garden – love those bumble bees and lady bird bugs.


Zinnia California Giants


Marigold Naughty Marietta

Here are some of my favourite bee & ladybug attracting flowers:

* Marigolds
* Zinnia California Giants
* Cosmos
* Sunflowers

Some bee only attracting flowers I love:

* Poppies
* Salvia
* Roses
* Cornflower
* Lawn chamomile
* Alyssum
* Chives

Flowers are a gift.  Now don’t you feel refreshed and uplifted?

Sunflower and Honey Bee Photograph


Over the Christmas, new year break, I have been enjoying photographing my garden. However I have not chosen to use my professional cameras – instead choosing my camera phone.

This close up of a giant sunflower and honey bee gave me joy to photograph.   Love the glistening light on the bee’s wings.  Hope this image puts some ‘sunshine’ into your day.