Bee's Eye View

Rosa 'Geranium Red'
Rosa 'Geranium Red'

If you think about it from the bee's perspective, their food sources are huge.  A bee is many times smaller than a rose.  If the same were true for humans, a pizza would be the size of a Cadillac Escalade.  And what is teeny tiny to us is just right for a bee.

The tiny white stars of the Adromischus cristatus have opened, 400 mm wide:
Adomiscus cristatus

And Fenestria rhophalophylla at 1" in diameter (2.5 cm):
Fenestria rhophalophylla

I did not realize Salvia 'Indigo Spires' has a fuzzy lower lip.  I never looked close enough:
Salvia 'Indigo Spires'

Salvia 'Indigo Spires'

The bees are all over these, all day long:
Salvia 'Indigo Spires'

Plectranthus argentea is hopefully producing the seed for next year's copy:
Plectranthus argentea

It is not tiny and the bees have no interest in this Dahlia, but why do I pull it out every year and hope it doesn't come back?  I must be crazy.


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