Buckwheats, June Bee Plant of the Month

 

THE BEE GARDENER    By Christine Casey   June 2, 2014
Bee gardening news and education from the UC Davis Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven


Some of the best all-around plants for bees and beneficial insects in the California garden are the buckwheats, 
Eriogonum spp. Native to California, a selection of just a few species will provide bloom for most of the spring and summer in even the hottest and driest of gardens. These durable plants grow in full sun to part shade and require well-drained soils; plant them on berms to achieve better drainage in heavy soils.

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