Late bloomers

The most important way to "save the bees" is to plant lots of flowers in your garden.

By lots of flowers, I mean many kinds of flowers, that together, bloom ALL season long. The hardest part is having flowers that bloom into late summer (i.e., now). Most flowering plants by this time are drying up. 

So what is blooming RIGHT NOW?

Awesome late bloomers in Utah include sunflowers, coneflowers, asters, mallows, clover, hyssop, bee balm, goldenrod, lavender, cleome, blanket flower, black-eyed susan, and herbs like sage, thyme, mint, and fennel.

And how about this? Artichoke!

So pretty. And bees love it.