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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day-June 2015

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day with a nod to our pollinator friends for Pollinator Week!
Butterflyweed/Asclepias tuberosa

Consolida ambigua

Hypericum frondosum
Hydrangea arborescens 'Ryan Gainey'
Verbena bonariensis
Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'

Just a few of the beauties in my garden that are beloved of the pollinators. Thank you for stopping by!

xoxogail

Inspired by the words of Elizabeth Lawrence, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year,” Carol of May Dreams Gardens started Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. On the 15th of every month, garden bloggers from all over the blogosphere celebrate their blooms, so pop on over to Carol's and take the Mr Linky magic carpet ride to see what's blooming.


Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.

23 comments:

  1. Just beautiful Gail. 'Ryan Gainey' with the bumblebee is amazing. Gorgeous shot!~~Dee

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  2. What a wonderful post for bloom day. You are like a Pollinator Whisperer, who has a great gift of being able to take pics of so many pollinators!

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  3. Your photographs of pollinators are amazing! They could be in magazines! I especially love the one of the bee over the Hypericum frondosum...he looks like he is floating on a yellow cloud!

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  4. Happy GBBD. I love seeing your pollinators.

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  5. Beautiful!
    I especially like the bumblebee on the butterflyweed
    Happy GBBD!

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  6. You are an expert at capturing your favorite pollinators in pictures! These are just wonderful.

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  7. Pretty and good for insects, great combo!

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  8. Your magnolia photo is simply beyond beautiful! As a side note, do you have any hints on capturing pollinators in photos? You have a real knack. While bees may photo-bomb my floral compositions, I've yet to discover how to make them the proper subject - chasing them around the garden saying, "wait, wait, wait" hasn't worked so far.

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    1. My dear, I shoot and shoot and shoot them and count myself lucky if they re clear. I love my camera with the super macro setting best for pollinator shots. Seriously, I have a nice Macro lens for my Olympus, but I don't have to use a tripod with the all in one cameras.

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  9. Beautiful photos as usual, Gail!

    As an aside, have you seen pollinators on your "Little Gem"? My neighbor has a Magnolia grandiflora and the only pollinators I think I've seen on hers are tiny, tiny beetles. (I wasn't too surprised to see beetles, as I'd heard that magnolias are beetle-pollinated, I was just surprised that such a big flower attracted such small insects!)

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    1. I have seen the little bees, too, Aaron and a bumble last week!

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  10. Beautiful photos--thank you for providing for the pollinators.

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  11. Great bee pictures. Bees seem a less common this year than last around here. The Consolida ambigua is a beautiful larkspur.

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  12. Yes, Gail, your photos are always amazing! I had to look up consolida to make sure I was correct that it is larkspur. I have an annual larkspur that reseeds every year, that is probably this kind. Those just opened up in the last few days, and the butterfly milkweeds are in full bloom, but the verbena bonariensis are not blooming yet.

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  13. The pollinators must be oh, so happy in your garden, Gail! Happy Pollinator Week!

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  14. They are all beautiful, but there is nothing like peering into the blossoms of an open southern magnolia; it's almost voyeuristic.

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  15. Your photos are wonderful. I have to tell you that I finally got a pretty fair photo of a Pollinator here, the other day. So I've posted (prematurely) on Wildflower Wednesday, in your honor! ;-) Hugs!!

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  16. Wonderful photos of the bees. How do you do it? I can never get them to sit still when I am around. I really would love to have that St John's Wort. I wonder if it would grow here?

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  17. Beautiful photos, Gail! Your patience has been amply rewarded!

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  18. Gail, your photos are just wonderful! I love trying to capture the butterflies and bees at work. It could very well become an obsession! Thank you for sharing! ~Julie

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  19. Beautiful as is your header....and I love when my butterfly weed blooms...it is getting bigger and bigger every year.

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