Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden In Your Yard (or a Window Box!) - Tom Curren Companies Skip to main content

Offering a selection of easy-to-grow flowers, herbs, and vegetables that provide food for our vital insect pollinators is simple, satisfying, and environmentally sound. 

Bees and other pollinators feed on a variety of flowers, vegetables, herbs, and fruits. While there are many pollinator friendly options to consider, here are just a few easy-to-grow plants that thrive in the Massachusetts area and provide beneficial habitat for our bees.  


These plants provide lovely blooms and food for pollinators.

  • Foxglove

  • Columbine

  • Lilies

  • Geraniums

  • Milkweed

  • Coneflower

  • Asters


These herbs support the bees and provide health benefits and flavor to meals. Snip off small amounts, as needed, and add them to sautés, soups, and salads.

  • Mints

  • Oregano

  • Lavender

  • Salvia

  • Thyme

Fruits and Vegetables:

Many of our food plants require insect pollination to bear fruit, and when plenty of bees are present, harvests are more abundant.

  • Blueberries

  • Tomatoes

  • Sunflowers

  • Beans and peas

  • Squash

Supporting the local bee population offers homeowners multiple benefits. Both bees and people love flowers (a win-win) and attracting honey bees to your garden bed or potted plant landscape can noticeably increase vegetable and herb harvest. For more questions about how to make your home a more bee-friendly place, give Tom a call!


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