7/31/10

I've decided that I like this dahlia after all.

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This year's sunflowers have the same fade.

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Umbels are cool.

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I like all these verticals.

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I got a bunch of Acer circinatum saplings from Raintree Nursery a few years ago. They are much beloved by leafcutter bees. I wish they loved them a little bit less, frankly.

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The Montanoa grandiflora's getting really big. The flowers might be way over my head this winter.

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Grow little 'Moonlight' rose, grow!

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I have coneflower, just like everybody else.

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I went on a little seed-sowing rampage the other day: Agave bracteosa, Agastache 'Heronswood Mist', Asclepias curassavica, Shasta daisy, majoram, Phacelia campanularia, Phacelia tanacetifolia, larkspur, Dahlia 'Bishop's Children', Rudbeckia triloba, Sidalcea malviflora, Lathyrus odoratus 'Cupani', Mentzelia lindleyi, Oenothera hookeri

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Keckiella cordifolia is the result of a seed-sowing rampage that happened a few years ago.

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So is this Lepechinia.

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And this towering Echium pininana.

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I collected some seeds today.

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My recent rampage included the sowing of more leeks.

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And more Asclepias curassavica

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And more dahlias. Because they're fun.

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Salvia uliginosa really takes its own sweet time making flowers. Kind of annoying.

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Artichoke flower, with syrphid fly.

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That's it.

2 comments:

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I like that dahlia at the top, too... but the deep red one, with the dark aeonium nearby? WOW.

Ground Bees said...

Bees play an important role in pollinating flowering plants, and are the major type of pollinator in ecosystems that contain flowering plants. Bees either focus on gathering nectar or on gathering pollen depending on demand, especially in social species. Bees gathering nectar may accomplish pollination, but bees that are deliberately gathering pollen are more efficient pollinators.