The pollinator bed

In early May at our community garden's AGM I volunteered to look after the pollinator bed next to the raspberries. As soon as spring-like weather arrived -- finally, on the last days of May -- I scattered the contents of West Coast pollinator blend seeds over the soil's surface.

Last Sunday afternoon, the poppies were glowing and the bed was abuzz:

Pollinator bed



Have you heard about or seen Vanishing of the Bees? There was a screening in Vancouver last week, which I missed because I was attending a winter gardening workshop. I'm tempted to purchase the DVD as it's not too expensive even with shipping.

What's the bee count like where you garden? What plants are you growing to attract pollinators.