Sunflowers in the fall

sunflowers sunset

I love sunflowers. Every year I plant many varieties because they are so beautiful in the garden. An added bonus is that many bees both native and honeybees love them too. Being a beekeeper I want to help my bees by planting bee friendly plants. Bees like both nectar and pollen from sunflowers so they are a great flower to plant for honeybees and native bees. Individual sunflowers rarely self-pollinate but depend on the bee to help them. In fact bees are the major pollinators of sunflowers. The bees get covered in pollen when they visit a sunflower and then visit other sunflowers pollinating them. Here are some pictures from the garden of my sunflowers. They are particularly beautiful in the fall.

 

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3 comments on “Sunflowers in the fall

  1. Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Awesome post thank you for sharing

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  2. […] recently did a post on sunflowers with some great pictures. I grow sunflowers for attracting beneficial insects, feeding birds and […]

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