Do bees like this? And what is it?

Discussion in 'General Gardening' started by Gypsi, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's a shrub in bloom in 3 yards in 2 days. I haven't seen a bee on it, but bees in Dallas-Fort Worth are pretty scarce, too many pesticides, and one yard was Dallas, 2 were Fort Worth. Going to upload a pic. It is in bloom, but before I find a shrub in my local nursery, I need to know if bees like it.

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  2. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Look for bees on it at different times of the day. It's amazing how some plants will produce nectar only at certain times and then the bees will have a field day. Other hours they just dry up. The bees know this and don't waste their time looking.
    I can't say this statement applies to this particular shrub--I can't identify it from your picture--but it's a principle worth noting.
     

  3. kebee

    kebee Active Member

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    Why don't you just plant flowers that you know bees love and fruit trees as I am doing, I have planted a couply of blue berry and an apple tree, going to plant a few more fruit trees when I get some bad plants removed.

    Kebee
     
  4. JUDELT

    JUDELT New Member

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    that's Loropetalum!
     
  5. Cloudia

    Cloudia New Member

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    The bees like some more flowers such as sunflower, aster, poppies, clover, etc.