1. Craig says

    When we moved in, we discussed putting in a whole bunch of flowers to support and attract bees and butterflies. We looked at various plant types, and in the end we wound up planting zinnias and a vegetable garden. Most of the lists we looked at ignored zinnias, but ours have been a big hit.

    The bees love our squash and zucchini flowers and are on the zinnias all day long. The butterflies – monarchs, swallowtails, and a lot of little varieties love the zinnias too, as do the unexpected hummingbirds, goldfinches, and various pollinating flies and such.