Plants for MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD ! Many blossoms are beautiful AND help bees, others are actually poor sources of the nectar and pollen that honey bees need to survive. Help honey bees! Grow plants with high nectar or pollen production scores*, AND by selecting plants which blossom at different times. HOW TO USE THIS CHART: Click the top of a column to SORT plants based on the characteristics. *Pollen and Nectar Scores from Peter Lindtner'