Hello! Today I'd love to share with you about some of the flowers in my yard. Every year I say that I won't plant so many, and then I can't resist all the colour and the smells.
This first flower is a special one. A beekeeper in my neighbourhood gave me some seeds to plant some flowers for the bees. My Malva isn't flowering just yet, but the phacelia has just started to open it's blossoms this week.
It smells just amazing and the bees have now discovered them and are enjoying them.
They are so delicate and lacy, and the blossoms open as the spiral unfurles. Like a special flowering fern.
Then there are the wild roses that the Lord has provided, and the scent of them drifts around the yard on the gentle breezes.
The wild fireweed is flowering in our yard now, and they are all a hum with the sound of bees...mostly the big bumble bees.
There are roses that line a good portion of the walking trail we have around our yard.
Our fireweed forest as we call it, is just getting started. They grow so prolifically in the yard that we actually have to prune them back. Well, after all; they are a weed.
I bought this lobelia on a whim and I'm so glad. The bees are ever coming to check out the flowers here.
I moved up some flowers to the one deck we have, and the bees love it here. I hope that the bee balm flowers this year to, and joins in nursing the local bees.
I have lots more flowers that I could post...the colours capture my heart in the summer, and I'm so ever grateful to the Lord for blessing me with them!
Do you have special flowers for the bees? I love bees in the garden, like a special part of it's eco system. Benefiting the growing vegetables, and causing hours of splendid entertainment to the kids as they fly from flower to flower.
I hope you are enjoying your summer! Thanks for dropping by!
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