by Jocelyne Bourque
Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia) is a great bee magnet, a sweet looking blue flower, and a useful cover crop.
I let mine go to seed last year and a bunch of it grew on its own this Spring (see photo above).
Phacelia may be more suited to a wildish corner of your garden or as a large area cover crop rather than in a formal part of a garden.
Dedicated space to Phacelia will ensure food for our much needed bees and a delightful sight.
Here are two links that provide information and seeds, and a short video. Yesterday I saw some seeds at our local Timber Mart. They’re waiting for you!