Beau April 18th, 2009
It’s amazing how many flowering plants are in bloom right now- the bees have so many flowers to choose from. You walk along side a redbud and hear a constant “hummmm” from the bees. Here a fuzzy young bee is gathering pollen and nectar from a viburnum in flower. Never thought I’d think of a bee as cute, but doesn’t this one look neat? I’ve planted Burkwood viburnum along side a Carlesi viburnum, and we have several native Blackhaw viburnum in the area as well. They don’t flower long, but the fragrance is amazing.
Here’s a better look at the viburnum flowers with another bee.
And everyone loves the dogwoods at this time of year. The dappled white flowering trees look so nice scattered through the woodlands before the leaves come out. But in a few weeks all will be green once again. Time to get outside again!