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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Flower and the Bee
A few of my favorite posts on pollinators
If You Could Plant Only One Plant In Your Garden~Don't (here)
Go Bare In Your Garden (here)
The Wildflower and The Bee (here)
A Few Good Reasons To Plant Milkweek (here)
Got Shade? You Can Have Pollinators ( (here)
Where Have All My Pollinators Gone (here)
You didn't really think I would let this opportunity go by without admonishing you to never, ever, ever use pesticides! You knew I couldn't.
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.
Labels: Bumblebees, Coreopsis 'Redshift', pollinators, small gardens
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Such a delicate dance. I felt like I could reach out and pet this fellow in a couple of these photos.ReplyDelete
Fantastic, loved the photos.ReplyDelete
You've outdone yourself with these photos, Gail! Apparently there is something very, very attractive inside this coreopsis. I don't think I've ever really stared at a bee's rump before:)ReplyDelete
Every time I see a bumblebee in my garden, I think of you! Wonderful pictures!ReplyDelete
I agree. I never tire of watching it either.ReplyDelete
Amazing pictures of one of my favorite creatures! Thanks so much.ReplyDelete
Lovely, simply lovely, Gail. The bumble is a determined fellow. It must be the yellow...ReplyDelete
That is a cute series of images.ReplyDelete
Very sweet. You are a kindred spirit. xoxoReplyDelete
This is beautiful. You inspire me to plant more Coreopsis so life activities such as this is more of a standard in my world.ReplyDelete
This was delightful! Gail, you remind me of... me!ReplyDelete
But much better of course.
And BTW, that IS the perfect yellow.
I adore watching the bees. As I wander and take photos, I pay particular attention to who is visiting. I love to see happy pollinators.ReplyDelete
I've always loved watching bees in the garden, Gail, and thanks to you I watch them even more closely these days. Such wonderful, intimate photos.ReplyDelete
Wow, that bee is happy! What a wonderful series of shots. Seems like he wants to crawl in there and disappear in the flower!ReplyDelete
Delightful indeed Gail! Great captures and words embracing the pollination tango.ReplyDelete
wonderful, wonderful photography , An afternoon of bee watching is such great therapy.ReplyDelete
BeaD of Tx