If you're looking to help the bees in your hood, consider adding some native flowering plants to your garden.
"Think of the flowers your grandmother used in her garden as a practical guide, especially when using nonnative plants," advises a USDA report. "The pollinators will thank you."
Looking for some ideas? Check out these flowering plants that can help give bees a boost.
Cut flowers, including zinnia (above), celosia, ageratum and wildflowers like goldenrod are bumble bee magnets. So are herbs including lavendar, anise hyssop, motherwort, basil and sage.
Want to see more flowers -- and herbs to help bees? Check out this