Thursday, March 24, 2011

Landscaping for Color and Fragrance

From Garden Designers Roundtable Blog

As a landscape designer, many of my clients request a garden full of color and fragrance, a combination of flowering trees, shrubs and perennials that will bloom all season long. But then something weird happens. In the next breath I hear, ‘And I don’t want any of those plants that attract bees’. Huh!?!

From talking with other landscape designers, I’ve found my clients are not particularly unique and educating clients that bees are in fact beneficial is an ongoing issue for many. Here’s a little secret… you want bees in your garden.

Bees are a sign of a healthy garden. But man, do bees have a PR problem. Maybe they need a new agent, perhaps an exciting FB page or a major Twitter campaign. Something, anything, to let gardeners know BEES ARE GOOD. Read the entire article.

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