Sunday, April 11, 2010
Friday was an exercise in futility trying to locate a good number of Mason Bee attracting flowers at a local nursery. I did purchase a few flowers but they were for honeybees, bumblebees, and the hummingbird that resides in my pine tree. The only Mason Bee flowers I found were a purple variety of Salvia. I purchased 6 Spanish Lavender for hb/bbs, 2 varities of Beard Tongue for the hummer and the Salvia for the mbs. I'm planting some out front but will be adding flowers to the back yard to attract bees to the houses and around the garden. I just have to pry my cheap fingers off the $1100 to get my trees trimmed (wouldn't want branches droppend on new flowers or vegetables). Saturday I was able to acquire a wondrous new garden decoration. I still can't believe the people at the Boy Scout yard sale did not think anyone would buy it.
The new garden decoration
Spanish lavender out front.
The Beard Tongue and Salvia awaiting next week.
One of the few roses that have opened.