The Best Bulbs that Bloom in Spring and Attract Pollinators

The Best Bulbs that Bloom in Spring and Attract Pollinators

You’ll be surprised how much color your garden needs after a long winter. These flowers will provide it for you, and the bees love them too!

Every spring, I am starving for colorful flowers. And that’s how many hungry pollinators like bumblebees and honeybees feel too!

As temperatures warm up in the summertime they need nectar from our flower so their bodies can stay fueled with nutrients to keep on working hard all day long pollinating crops.

Fall is the best time of year for planting bulbs that will produce flowers in spring. This includes onions, tulips and more!

All the flowers in bloom from earliest spring to summer can be yours with just one simple choice. You’ll get cheerful color chasing away winter blues, while also serving up essential nectar and pollen for local pollinators!

The Best Bulbs That Bloom in Early Spring

1. Snowdrops

Snowdrops are one of the first flowers to appear in early spring, and they produce white petals with tear drop shaped edges.

Deer won’t usually visit these plants because they’re too delicate for them; however bees will happily come around to pollinate them!

As an added bonus if you have a cool area that is well drained then this plant could grow up into something beautiful like 10 inches tall or taller depending on how much sunlight it gets (it can tolerate full sun, partial shade and well-drained soil).

2. Winter Aconite

A winter aconite’s bright yellow flowers can chase away the last of your autumn chill.

They look like small buttercups and because this plant stays small, it is a good choice for planting around maple trees or oak bushes in need of encouragement during their first few years as well! It prefers full sunshine and well-drained soil.

3. Crocus

If you’re looking to liven up your spring garden, consider planting some purple crocuses. They provide early color and aren’t bothered by pests such as deer or rabbits so they can spread over time (a process called naturalizing).

You might have to plant a few more bulbs every year if that’s what suits your goal best; however don’t worry – all those tough stalks will keep coming back too!

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