I'm a big fan of honey bees and bumble bees. I know many of you not so much or maybe I'm wrong but I'm here to say these critters are crucial! For one, I love honey. No bees. No honey. For two, got your veggies or fruits growing on...who better to pollinate their blossoms to give you a bountiful bonanza of edibleness. Well, why not give the bees incentive to drop by, drink up (nectar), stumble drunkingly home, and pollinate your plants in the process. One of my favorite plants that gets the bees buzzin' is Cerinthe major 'Purpuracens'. This super easy to grow mediterranean annual can self seed readily giving you generation after generation of nectar rich blossoming to bring the bees to your yard. Plant near your fruits and vegetables to attract pollinators who can increase your future harvests. Plus, check out the ultra cool blossoms. So mysterious. So captivating.