Morning dew drops flick
off an old rosemary bush,
bees race for pollen
See them! Broad bean pods replacing white with black stained flowers, surrounded by lavender and nasturtium, in the morning shadow of a lemon tree.
Herbs bring their own something special to the garden. Many act as an effective ground cover, a home for bugs, garnish for a salad. All those things and more… One of their best traits is to be admired? The photo below is from the West side of the garden, at the base of a brick …
Ever hear the term ‘bee magnet’? That’s what a Lavender in flower is – a magnet. The colour attracts them, the nectar keeps them (but not for as long as my camera does!). +Shane Genziuk
Summer Flowers and Plants in the Garden After too many days of gray skies and rain, the Sun is out and warming the soil and plants. Little flying insects have come back to life, along with the spiders and grubs that make their home in mine. All those hours of improving the soil with coffee …