Flowers in my early June garden
The health of bees continues to be a global concern. Scientists are still not sure what causes colony collapse disorder, the phenomenon which results in the disappearance of honey bees that pollinate most of the fruits, berries, nuts and vegetables we eat.
So far this spring I have seen several kinds of bees in my gardens. You can see two different kinds on the Purple Sensation allium in the largest square. There are no bees captured by my lens in the rest of the photos but I have seen them on all but the iris, Bumblebees are especially crazy about the Bulgarian onion! (And so are hummingbirds.)
Largest square and then moving clockwise: bees on Purple Sensation (Allium), oriental poppy (papaver oriental), Bulgarian onion (Allium bulgaricum), light blue Siberian iris, orange azalea, and Spanish poppy (Papaver rupifragum)
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Beautiful flowers. I know I've seen plenty of bees around here, but I haven't noticed if they were the same or not. I'll have to take notice now.
Your garden has precious flowers, they are adorable!
Your garden must be another big hobby! Lots of work and weed pulling sure pays off for you! Another splendid floral collage! Bravo!
i can see why it is named purple sensation. beautiful flowers
You must have a very large and well kept garden! These flowers are lovely :D
I've never heard of a Bulgarian onion, but I think I'm crazy about it too.
Wow, EG, the colors just pop out. Super shots. And you didn't think Spring would ever come and now you are already thinking Summer. LOL MB
Bees are pretty sensitive and I think we have been most likely not cautious enough with the various pesticides used. Without the humble busy bees we would be stuffed unless we each spent several hours each day with a small paintbrush on pollination . Two of my favourite flowers here the poppy and an iris too. Paul at Leeds daily photo
I do not recall ever seeing or even hearing of the Bulgarian Onion before. Thanks for the introduction!
what a fantastic flower mosaic!
what a beautiful garden you have.
You have so many beautiful flowers in your garden. I have a number of different kinds of bees too. I know that the decline in some bees is a big concern but my wild garden is full of them.
The poppy always makes me think of Sarah, Lorelei's mom...she really loves them. I like everything here!
You must have a terrific garden. These are gorgeous!
These are absolutely beautiful! I always applaud when I see a bee around my garden:)
You have time to work, photograph AND garden? Superwoman! Lovely flowers in your garden... and yes, hear about the bee problem, and yet I'm seen more blossoms this spring than ever...(?)
Bulgarian onion is a new one for me. It's very pretty but I'll bet it smells like onion!
You must be a busy and hardworking gardener. Such lovely flowers. All my time is eaten up by my computer.
On Sat, my son asked, Mum why don't we gaden again and have organic food? He's hinting?
gorgeous and I love the shot of the bee. I haven't seen any bees yet this year.
The colours are striking! I've seen a few different solitary bees this year on my walks and a few honeybees. There are some hives I can see on my way to work from the subway (which goes above ground mostly) and they are clearly very busy.
Lovely collage of photos, such vivid colours! I've seen a good number of bees this year,
Importing of queen bees has also imported the diseases they carry. That is one of the problems we have here. We have wonderful native bees but the problems of the imported varieties is rampant here too.
Pollinators are in trouble... good thing they have your garden to use
So many beautiful and unusual flowers. I'm sure the bees are very happy in your garden.
Beautiful flowers and a great post. The colors just pop. Gorgeous photos. I know the bees are happy in your yard.
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