Open For ‘Beesness’

Peony japonica

Peony japonica

Peony obovata var. willmottiae

Peony obovata var. willmottiae

Two different species peonies have recently opened in the garden. On the many occasions we stopped to admire their blooms, we were fascinated by the number of pollinators who were also making their visit. Several types of bees were present, along with many other significant pollinators…insects and beetles, all focused on their work. Soon, we will devote a more in depth post on the importance of these various pollinators. It’s a topic we’re often thinking about. It was comforting to see all the activity on the peony blossoms yesterday, and we find ourselves just as enthralled with this ‘buzz’ of activity as we do with the flower itself. Reminding us that the flower exists for more than just its beauty, and that its design is part of an important cycle. As you enjoy the blooms of your own gardens, keep a look out for all these essential pollinators and be glad for the crucial role they play.
Peony japonica

Peony japonica

Peony obovata var. willmottiae

Peony obovata var. willmottiae

Also, we couldn’t help snapping a picture of the primulas and marsh marigolds continuing to do their thing. The bird bath is made by our good friend and neighbor, Mark Guido. Several examples of his wonderful stone work find a place in our gardens. More on him later, as well!Picture 802

4 comments on “Open For ‘Beesness’

  1. On this past Saturday, the bees were very busy on my Peony that I purchased 6 or 8 years ago at Fernwood. In fact sold 2 pieces of the plant in my spring plant sale. There were lots of “ooh’s and aah’s” from the public when viewing.

    • Great….it sounds like these peonies are making the rounds between people and pollinators! So nice to here that we are all paying attention to these important insects.

      denise

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