Every year several gardeners write in wondering why they're not getting more squash on their vines, even though they have plenty of flowers. Chances are good the problem is a lack of bees. Every garden needs pollinators and bees are among the best. Without them there would be limited flowers and even fewer fruits and vegetables. Not all flowers are equally alluring to bees. To attract bees and other pollinators to your gardens you need to select flowers that are high in nectar and pollen and plant so that they are obvious and available to the insects. Here are some tips for luring bees to your garden and lists of good plant choices for bees.
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