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|I will ask the gardener the name of this plant.|
|Crane’s bill- perrenial geranium|
|Fenced vegetable garden. Deer, will eat anything,
so plants have to be fenced in securely.
This beautiful and wonderfully scented rose is a mega-attractant to bees.
|This rose bush stands about 4 feet tall.|
|This rose is so attractive to bumble bees that at one
point there were 6 bees inside this one flower.
|More bees in this rose.|
|This orange flower’s name escapes me. I will add it in later.
the bumble bees loved this plant
|The changing vista of an island|
|This bumble bee is a male- indicated by the yellow face.
Once you see males foraging in the garden,
the bumble bee colony is near its end. The queens mate,
by themselves in the ground.
|Drumstick Onions with a bumble bee
embedded within the florets
Joe has a great garden for bees. He tries to have continuous bloom so that bees always have food available to them.
|Another onion drumstick with a bumble bee.|
|Beautiful red columbine with drumstick onions in the background.|
|Joe S. and three of his gorgeous rhododendrons in bloom. He tries to attain continuous bloom so that
bees always have food available.
During my visit to Holland, I was lucky to see a number of gardens that belonged to friends and relatives Here are some of the bee attractive plants I saw in these gardens.
|A close up of the tiny pink flower.|
|Unfortunately I do not know the name of this 5 foot
high bush. The tiny pink flowers were very
attractive to bees.
|Holland: bicycle stall at a railway station.|
|Old city of Dordrecht, Holland|