Wednesday, June 22, 2011

June 22/ Nature Notes

A community garden that I help take care of, East Gwillimbury

It's beginning to look a lot like summer!

Largest square: a very happy bumble bee on...er...is that a weed? Sure is! Purple vetch loved by bees and disliked by gardeners because it's stems are vines that climb everywhere and the plants are are almost impossible to eradicate.

The blossoms in the rest of the squares were planted in the garden on purpose, working clockwise: alpine astr, yellow daylily, low-growing campanula, edelweiss and the last-blooming purple Siberian iris.


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17 comments:

see you there! said...

I know vetch is an invasive weed but I can't help liking it. Guess maybe I was a bee in a former life.

Darla

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shota, EG. You will have to tell me about your volunteering adventures sometime. MB

texwisgirl said...

love the fat and happy bee!

Madeleine said...

Hopw glorious. While my garden in the UK is very mature the weather is more like early autumn wet and slightly cold, so it doesn't feel at all like summer. It's lovely to be reminded of the time of year by your photos. :O)

Randy said...

I really love that bee too. I wish we had community gardens.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful collage with so adorable "nature"!
Léia

Kathy said...

We also have purple vetch along the roadsides here in Texas. Another majestic mosaic!

Judy said...

Your collages are always so beautiful!

Rose said...

Beautiful shot, EG--well they all are but guess you know I am talking about the bumble bee...and glad you supplied the name Purple Vetch cause my mind went totally blank as to what it is.

Jack said...

Very nice colors, EG, mainly yellow and blue. I am not familiar with vetch, but I have some other very persistent weeks.

Janie said...

Great captures of these wildflowers. You had wonderful color for your photo collage.

☆☆Mumsy said...

Beautiful flowers! Each one is special.

Stephanie said...

very nice collage of flowers. Mind my asking what program you use to create these collages?

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photo of the bee! We have several species of vetch over here and they are weeds and can be invasive but they're so pretty!

Leora said...

Looks like a purple and yellow theme today! Love the vetch and bee pic.

Carver said...

You live in such a beautiful part of the world. These are all lovely.

Rambling Woods said...

I wonder why we have some alpine aster growing across the pond now that I know the name..Love the bee, you can see the fuzzy body. Thank you for supporting Nature Notes...Michelle

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