Re: planting for bees and wildlife in oklahoma
I'm working on planting bee friendly trees/bushes that flower at times other than spring. Here's a page that offers seeds and information on some of those.
I prefer bushes and trees because I don't want to replant, and it seems that low growing plants will get overrun with non-productive competitors.
I have Buddleja saligna, Evodia danielli, Vitex negundo either in the ground or going in in the spring.
I also am going to plant some Caryopteris incana, but it is a perennial so we'll see how well it competes. Hopefully it will reseed itself and thrive, but I won't be replanting it.
USDA Zone 7a - elevation 1400 ft