Joy for bees and for me.

 

 

The Autumn Joy sedum was green and in bud for so long I forgot what to expect from it. But now its big heads are pink, which means little flowers have opened all over for the bees to stick their heads into, and those fields of flowers are so vast, several bees can range over them at once and not feel cramped.

Other things of interest in the garden are the toadflax at its thickest yellow cheeriness, and my one hydrangea that is as blue as I could want. I put lots of pine needles in the bottom of this pot, and wonder if that helped. My others had changed to pink, and I bought special food for them, hoping to affect next year’s bloom.

My garden was planned so that something is blooming almost every month. That means there is always something that has recently finished blooming and needs trimming, like the yarrow behind the sedum above. And that means always some reason for my gardener helpers and me to be out there taking joy with the bees. 🙂

13 thoughts on “Joy for bees and for me.

  1. Ours is a Spring garden- most of any colour happens then. I’d love more vibrancy in Summer. The hydrangea at the front is blue, and the one at the back is pink. We must have completely different soil levels in the two places? You are very accomplished, GJ x

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  2. Your Sedum is lovely but the Hydrangea is stunning! I used to have a light blue one but it seems to have disappeared. If I get another one I’ll try the pine needle trick and hope for similar blue blooms.

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  3. I started learning names of flowers from your text. The blue hydrangea is really beautiful deep blue. I’m happy for the bees. I hope they multiply.

    So that’s pink Autumn Joy sedum.

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  4. One of these years I hope to plan out a garden where something is blooming each month. I’ve been learning a lot from your blog about different flowers, some of which I want to incorporate in my garden if they’re zoned for it. Still have to research. 🙂 Your hydrangea is lovely, most of the ones around here are pinkish/ purplish.

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