.....I shot these adorable photos of a fat little bee visiting my favorite Penstemon... Penstemon X. Remember X? He was found growing in a wet and deeply shaded area in the back yard. He is one of the most adaptable and prolific plants growing in my garden....
I love this bee! Is he a carpenter bee? Even if so, I still love him, they are great pollinators!
I love this Penstemon, too. I have transplanted him everywhere. He happily grows in shade, semi-shade and even full-sun. He and his children are in bloom all over the garden....the bees are very happy and so am I.
Move over Phlox pilosa...Penstemon X is moving on up! Don't you think he is practically perfect;-)
Look at his sweet flowers! Besides being cute and having that lovely pale lilac coloring; his perfect corolla is designed so that a fat bee can snuggle right up inside it....picking up pollen as he moves from flower to flower... insuring that seeds will be produced and C&L will have more of these delightful and practically perfect plants to share with others.
“Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement” Oliver Goldsmith
A friend has sent me the web address of a new Nashville blogger, Square Foot Gardening In Nashville. DP Nguyen is the author. Welcome DP, it's a great community of garden bloggers here in Tennessee and all over the world!