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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #320 on: June 30, 2019, 09:46:48 am »
Here are some pictures of what's blooming in my yard the last week of June 2019.  Some are not the best pictures, but it's difficult to see what you are shooting when the sun is shining.
Coneflowers in all their glory.


Success, after 4 years of trial and error (mostly error).  I have a honey bee working the lavender!  Lavender isn't for sissies.  :D

The Vitex started to bloom this week.


Culver's Root attracts numerous pollinators.


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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #321 on: June 30, 2019, 10:13:32 am »
My bee bee tree bloomed this week and it sounds like a swarm in the air. My bee balm opened it's first bloom yesterday.
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #322 on: July 24, 2019, 08:02:11 am »
66061:  Button Bush and Wild Petunia (Ruella)

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #323 on: July 25, 2019, 08:07:09 am »
66061: After some rain this week, my Cup Plants were attracting a crowd.  This is my Cup Plant forest.  This started out as one plant.







The Inula has been blooming for a couple of week too.  Honey bees are not attracted to Inula, but other bee species are and Goldfinch will come and dine on the seeds as they mature. I keep binoculars close to watch the Goldfinch.
This is a bumble bee taking a nap on an Inula bloom.



Inula: Great for the back of a native flower bed.




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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #324 on: September 03, 2019, 05:27:38 am »
66061: My fall blooming sedums are starting to show color.  Also blooming is Caryopteris, Blue pitcher sage, goldenrod, and Maximilian Sunflowers.  The Sunflowers have been blooming for about a week now.


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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #325 on: September 12, 2019, 05:38:56 am »
The Asters are starting to bloom here.  They are the last nectar source available to honey bees.  Aromatic Asters are in full bloom. Heath Asters just started blooming.  New England Asters are just started to show color.
This is a Heath Aster in a field that was mowed.  They are easy to spot along roadsides.


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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #326 on: October 07, 2019, 05:35:04 pm »
66061:  Sun shining, no breeze, and 70 degrees.  This Heath Aster in my yard was rocking back and forth from all the different species taking advantage of the nectar.  This is one of the last nectar sources in this area.




A pretty yellow butterfly was working the lavender that was re blooming. 





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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #327 on: October 07, 2019, 06:59:33 pm »
Asters and golenrods in bloom everywhere. Also snakeroot and Joe pye weed.  :)
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #328 on: October 23, 2019, 04:40:03 pm »
66061:  On 10/19 we received a little bit of rain.  On 10/20, I went into the back yard and was amazed at what I saw.  Smart weed aka Knot weed had taken over my yard, but I didn't realize it.  The yard had been mowed all summer, so the short smart weed was in bloom.  Large patches of pink blooms.  My bees were all over it and I had to watch where I stepped!  There were also small blue butterflies and tiny native bees slurping up the nectar.  I have never seen honey bees work Smart weed, until this happened.  The Asters are still blooming, but I don't think they were producing nectar.  So, if nothing else is out there, honey bees will work smart weed.




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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #329 on: October 29, 2019, 03:42:45 pm »
Found this Crabapple in bloom when I left work today.  It's 38 degrees and that's the high for the day.  Freezing rain and snow moving in tonight.  That's about a month earlier than normal.  Very strange weather year.