We saved money using a standard 3x6 white subway tile from Home Depot. Even though our backsplash tile choice was cheap, it's still a classic look and I really love the way it looks all the way up to to the ceiling behind the open shelves, and around the kitchen window. I also really love the light grey grout we selected. It is subtle, but really makes the tile a feature in the kitchen.
Site has suggestions for plants/flowers that will attract and provide food for bees in all 4 seasons (click photo)... nice - and informative Journal article, click link here - http://www.jstor.org/stable/2455613?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents. More