Showing posts with label agastache. Show all posts
Showing posts with label agastache. Show all posts

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Where do your bumblebees sleep?

In my garden I usually find male bumblebees crashed out on the Agastache 'Golden Jubilee' in the front yard. Scott posted a great shot on Facebook of a bunch of bumbles crashed out on his Persicaria 'Lance Corporal.' I wonder if they are attracted to chartreuse or if it's just a coincidence?

It's 9:30, guys. Don't you have work to do?

But sometimes shit gets real.

I think this is a crab spider (M. vatia), which can slowly change its coloring to match its surroundings.

Impressive, no?

The other day two bumblebees and a wasp were involved in a buzzing, rolling death match in the front garden. They were spinning through the air, wrestling, then bouncing off the ground . . . it was fascinating and kind of scary.

Greg yelled, "What should I do? Should I break it up!?" and I swear I've never loved him so much. I also haven't laughed that hard in a while. He's awfully nice to me.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Garden bloggers' bloom day July 2013

Agastaches! Salvia! Crocosmia! If you're a hummingbird, this is your month.

Salvia 'Black and Blue'

A nightmare color combination of Agastache 'Ava', roses, and Stachys 'Helen Von Stein'

Echinops ritro ruthenicus

Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgandy'

Agastache 'Blue Blazes'

Agastache 'Golden Jubilee' and Sedum 'Matrona'

NOID crocosmia

And grasses!

Stipa teniussima

Pennisetum 'Redhead' and Pennisetum macrourum 'White Lancer'

Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'

Garden bloggers' bloom day is hosted by Carol at May Dream Gardens. Be sure to check out the show!