Thursday, August 2, 2007

I Bee Sleeping

Russian Sage Perovskia, was full of sleeping bees this morning, and will be a "hive" of activity the rest of the day. Bees love these plants.
Agastache (Ava's Hummingbird Mint) provides lots of good sleeping places. Even the brightness of this Hollyhock could not wake up this one.



13 comments:

Carol said...

Ah, to spend the day dreamily sleeping in a flower. Such a life for bees and even the garden fairies!

Carol at May Dreams Gardens

Blackswamp_Girl said...

What gorgeous pictures... and they remind me that I haven't found any sleeping bees this year. Last year, I had bunches on my calendulas. (Maybe I need to do calendulas again next year.)

That 'Ava' agastache has been tempting me ever since I first saw it in the High Country Gardens catalog. Any thoughts on growing it?

LostRoses said...

"I bee sleeping"! Very clever, Bev, you crack me up! I have to say the perovskia is probably the biggest bee-attractor in my garden, along with the "Geyser White" gaura. A constant hum of activity out there, and I guess I've missed the sleepyheads.

Annie in Austin said...

Your perovskia is looking wonderful, Bev, and you caught the bees looking all cozy.
Like BlackswampKim, Agastache is on my mind and I wondered where you have it sited. I'm afraid you'll tell me full sun and great drainage.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Kylee said...

Love that hollyhock! It reminds me of ones I had up until this year. They did reseed though, so I'll have blooms next year. Lovely!

Becky~ said...

Sleeping bees!
Now how can anything be cutier than that!

Connie said...

Nice photos! I didn't realize that bees slept...they are always busy when I see them.

Marie said...

We have bumblebees in Norway, but we don't have these. Nice flowers! Have a beautiful day :o)

Beth said...

That Russian sage is so pretty. I've noticed it a few places this year, drove past some on my way home last night and admired it. It's going on my wish list!

Bev said...

Thank you all so much for your comments and continued interest in my blog. I really appreciate it and am always tickled to hear from you.

I have posted an article on the Agastache and another on on Perovskia. I hope they give you some more information on these beautiful plants. Please let me know if I can be of help.

Annie and Blackswamp Girl... you guessed it. They do love the full sun and good drainage. Check out High Country and see what they have to say.

Olivia said...

I never knew bees sleep in plantas and not in their hives until this morning when I had a half dozen or so, with one actually looking more like a wasp, asleep in the oregano that they were going crazy over last evening. I took pictures, but don't know how to post them, would inserting them in the comment box do it? I have to upload them from the camera yet.

Rooibos said...

I have been seeing bees sleeping in flower heads and was concerned they were lost or exhausted. Having found this page, I'm happy to see that this is normal for bees to do! There are two outside right now in large yellow flowers; I sat and watched them as flower petals slowly closed around the drowsy little bees!

Edward said...

Tried 'Ava" Agastache this year for first time...NY eastern garden...and we've been hit with more rain than I can remember from May straight thru August), but the Ava took, filled out nicely and is now bloominh non stop. It is sited in full sun but the soil is not the highly porous type I thought it would need so I am thrilled. Now test will be to see if it like the location enough to return strongly next season.