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Bee Balm: “Raspberry Wine”


No photoshopping necessary - this Bee Balm is seriously intense in it's fuschia color, which the bees and the hummingbirds LOVE! Strangely the photo showed a redder version of it, but we don't mind at all...it's gorgeous, don't you think?


Bee Balm *does* like to be in moist soil, so don't plop it amongst your drought-tolerant flowers or you might forget! This one grows 3-4' tall so we put it right in front of our brick planters in our front garden.


Here's a little tip that I learned from my mother many years ago: Bee Balm is also a great flower to have around your blueberries, as right when they start to ripen, the bee balm is blooming, and hummingbirds who adopt your garden will ferocious protect their favorite plants - and in turn keep the other birds away from your berries! It's a safer, more humane, and much prettier alternative to netting.

“May my faith always be at the end of the day like a hummingbird returning to its favorite flower.” ~ Sanober Khan.

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