Bees in purple and white striped crocus

It’s too early for bees, isn’t it?


That’s what I often hear people say when I talk about all of the activity taking place in my garden at this time of year. But the truth is that as soon as the weather warms up there are bees…and they’re hungry!

Take a look (and listen) at what was going on in my garden today:

In the fall, the kind gardener will plant very early blooming bulbs like crocuses, winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis), reticulated iris (Iris reticulata) and snowdrops (Galanthus), along with shrubs like witch hazel (Hamamelis).

Not only will they feed the bees in early spring, they will warm the winter-weary gardeners soul!

Winter aconite

Iris reticulata

A mature witch hazel is a substantial shrub

Close up of Witch Hazel Bloom


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