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Monday, 9 June 2008

False Blue Indigo and the "buzzzz"




Then I saw the "Buzzzzzzzzzzzzz" bee having a blast .. I have seen so many bees in the garden it has given me hope that they are indeed building back their numbers ?


When I first looked at this shot .. it reminded me of orchids .. False Blue Indigo .. but still .. doesn't it look like tiny orchids ?

15 comments:

Brenda Kula said...

It does indeed!
Brenda

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Or fancy wisteria. very pretty.

beckie said...

Wonderful pictures of the bee. So glad to hear you have lots. Let's hope they ARE making a comeback. Loved your Kong container with the creeping jenny. Isn't it a pretty plant? Your 'girls' are as cute as can be. I'm sure they give your hours of joy!

Northern Shade said...

I get a kick out of watching the fat bees squeeze themselves into tight flowers, wiggling back and forth. In the bottom photo it looks like it's bending the flower right over. Your blue false indigo looks good.

Georgiagirl said...

good morning from Georgia
love the indigo I have never seen this in person but would love to..

happy gardening it is so hot here I just want to sit inside and look out ..lol
Cherry

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi N.S. Some of our bees are so large it looks comical seeing them try to fly .. let alone get out of the flower .. amazing insects !

Hi Beckie .. I haven't seen so many bees in the garden for years .. so I think that might just be possible ? .. Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments girl !

Debbie .. do you have wisteria ? .. the neighbors we had in Holland had it over a beautiful pergola and it was gorgeous.

Brenda .. each individual flower on these are so detailed .. beautiful !

ourfriendben said...

Hi Joy! Sometimes I think I could be perfectly happy with just baptisia and peonies. And my baptisias are abuzz with bees, too! I hope the worst is over with this latest bee plague. Those poor little guys, uh, gals!!!

Gail said...

Joy,

Hi, This will be a second attempt to leave comments...something is going on with cble...BUT I love this plant and think it is lovely! I wish it would bloom longer but the seedpods are cute.

gail

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Gail .. wacky things are going on .. don't know what to make of it ? YES ! this has finally gotten huge in the garden .. really pretty but yes also to the seedpods .. so unique !

'ben" .. lets hope so for sure ! .. are they mostly gals ? .. worker gals ? .. guys are drones for the multiplying affect ? .. I think I have forgotten how that works with bees ! LOL

GardenJoy4Me said...

Cherry ! hot down there too ? LOL .. it has been bad here for a few days .. I know what you mean .. stay in and putter ? .. this plant takes a few years to really show off .. but I love it : )

Nancy J. Bond said...

They do, indeed, look like tiny orchids. How wonderful that the bees like them so!

garden girl said...

I love baptisia. I'm thinking it's time to get the blue. Purple Smoke is not thriving here. I had the blue before and it was very sturdy. Yours are gorgeous!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi garden girl .. yup, this is the standard one .. and it seems to be ok with a lot of different conditions .. I'm happy with it : )

Nancy I am amazed how much the bees do love this one .. I don't remember so much action like this last year !

Melanie said...

Joy, you did an amazing job photographing the Baptisia. I must have taken a few dozen photos and just can't seem to get one that I like. Don't you just adore this plant!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Melanie .. these aren't great pictures compared to last year .. but the baptisia is thriving so I'm a happy camper with how it is doing : )