Lavender is a wonderful, hardy plant. It is an evergreen shrub that produces vibrant purple, off-white, violet or pink flowers depending on the variety. Lavender is very aromatic and brushing the leaves produces strong, fragrant scent. Lavender flowers are a magnet for bees. Lavender can compliment other plants in a garden or be planted in a pot when you don’t have much room. It can also be planted in rows to create an informal hedge along a driveway or garden path.
Crepe myrtles are a wonderful addition to a garden and are used by bees for their pollen. They require little care once established and produce flowers from mid summer through to autumn. This tree helps bees prepare for winter by providing much needed pollen and to a lesser extent nectar.