I hadn’t been holding my breath that the poppies in my flower bed would ever actually get flowers on them, but I was okay with that because the poppy leaves were a nice contrast both in color and texture from the gazanias and petunias also claiming a spot in the bed. So I was a bit surprised to see two yellow poppy flowers had bloomed during the day.
Yes, it’s only two flowers, but it also took the gazanias a long time to flower. When they did though, there were plenty of them.
I was also happy to see a bee on the flowers. I haven’t seen too many of them this summer, a huge change from my Wisconsin gardens. There, I coexisted peacefully with bumble bees. They were all over my garden, but most often could be found in the raspberry patch or the perennial flower garden I created beneath my clothesline.
I’ve seen a few here and there in my Texas gardens, but not very many. So, welcome to the neighborhood pretty bee. Hope you stick around.
Lovely. We’ve been struggling with dwindling bee numbers too. When I see them I become a strange host, desperate to please them.
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