August 2, 2008

Bees Knees and Bachelor's Buttons




I followed this bee as he went to every Bachelor's Button flower in my garden...avoiding all kinds of other nice flowers- he was only interested in the Bachelor's Buttons. I didn't realize they are so appealing to bees- good to know.


I wonder what kind of honey that'll make?...Maybe blue?

9 comments:

peter hoh said...

My bachelor buttons have mostly gone to seed. I've got a pair of goldfinches who visit the garden to snack on them. I think my garden mouse is eating them, too.

Beth said...

I gotta try bachelor buttons again. The last time I planted them the bunnies ate them ...

Great photos!

Lets Plant said...

Is that flower really blue or did photoshop play a part in that. Just asking cause of the purple one. If it is really that color blue then I have to have them. That is my favorite color blue.

Neza said...

NO, It's totally real! There are different colors of Bachelor's Buttons. The vibrant blue one is great- it's sort-of a periwinkle color, perhaps.
Here in MN they are an annual, but I'd like to hear what they do for you in Florida.

Lets Plant said...

I will hunt them down. Thanks for posting on them!

The Hunky Gardener said...

I am a bachelor buttons fan. There was actually a study done on plants and music that showed plants grew better to classical music than rock n roll!? Perhaps you need to change your music style..lol!

Cheers and happy gardening!

Neza said...

Hunky Gardener...looks like you're reading the wrong magazines. Come on, now.

spookydragonfly said...

Love the photos...interesting blog! The music selection while gardening...a nice long drawn out classic rock ballad will do nicely for me...perhaps Pink Floyd.

Anonymous said...

Hi Neza,
Steve may not have time to check your blog, but I did. Not bad!
Great seeing you and Rachael at the draft!
Marty