need some ideas - bee unfriendly plants
I have a design project in the works for clients with a bee-allergic dog. If it were the clients themselves that were allergic, I wouldn't have as many concerns, but dogs will chase and snap at bees so I really have to reduce the number of plants that are likely to attract them.
I do have a pretty good list going - conifers and other wind pollinated trees, winter flowering plants (too early for bees), ornamental grasses (which the clients don't care for!), a few perennials and herbs, but I'd really like to increase my selection of shrubs, both deciduous and evergreen. I know that those with small urn-shaped blossoms and those with long tubular flowers are less inclined to be visited by bees but does anyone have any other suggestions?
Thanks for any help.