Bees are extremely important garden bugs that pollinate many of our favorite edibles and ornamentals. Planting native plants such as Catmint are always a great choice for attracting native bees,due to the fact that this will help feed and support the bee population. Don’t let the name sway you from planting this bee favorite. Look for well-behaved varieties of Catmint that do not reseed and take over the garden. You and the bees will be rewarded with blue flowers that top silvery foliage all season long.
One haircut of the Catmint plant during midseason will keep this heat-and drought-tolerant plant looking its best throughout the growing season. This will ensure that bees have a reason to return to your garden month after month.