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Post: # 14813Unread post PlainJane
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:46 pm

Wow, your ABB is white!
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Post: # 14876Unread post SpookyShoe
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:49 pm

PlainJane wrote:
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Wow, your ABB is white!

Have I been calling them the wrong thing??? All three of the shrubby plants have white flowers.
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Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:12 pm

Bee on California Poppy
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Post: # 14885Unread post PlainJane
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:03 pm

Bees galore, butterflies and dragonflies too, but my resident female hummingbird hasn’t shown up yet. Hope she’s ok.
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Post: # 16893Unread post Growing Coastal
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:38 am

A dark bee on rosemary
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A different type showing a little leg also on rosemary
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One sunny afternoon I opened the front door to a song of bees. It was so nice to hear the chorus of all of them singing together. The Armandii was scenting the air. A lovely day in isolation but not alone with all those bees!
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Post: # 16969Unread post PlainJane
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:27 pm

Love bee porn, lol!
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Post: # 18837Unread post SpookyShoe
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:27 pm

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On David Verify cuphea.


Update: when I said this was David Verity cuphea I meant to say it's Vermillionaire cuphea.
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Post: # 18847Unread post EdieJ
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:00 pm

I love my bees. My husband didn't mow for a while so that the bees could feed off the clover. I'm late doing things this year but I'm hoping to get my zinnia seeds sown tomorrow.
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Post: # 18849Unread post Growing Coastal
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:39 pm

SpookyShoe wrote:
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0430201248.jpgOn David Verify cuphea.


Update: when I said this was David Verity cuphea I meant to say it's Vermillionaire cuphea.
What differences are there between David Verity and Vermillionaire? I have the latter but have never seen DV for sale here.
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Fri May 01, 2020 12:43 am

I really don't think that there is one. I have grown them side by side for 4 years now and can't find any difference. Vermillionaire is a Proven Winners plant. These companies are notorious for taking a plant and giving it a name and then marketing as something new. My best advise is buy whichever you can find locally and I do hope that PW has stopped treating their plants with systemic insecticides which is harmful to the birds. I don't know that they have of not, but if they do then I would seek out David Verity for sure.
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Fri May 01, 2020 9:02 am

Vermillionaire winters over very well in the garage here and if I want more of them they take readily from cuttings. I thought they had stopped treating plants with systemics.
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Fri May 01, 2020 9:35 am

The Vermillionaire's claim is that it is more compact than DV.
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Sat May 02, 2020 11:13 am

Mona Lavender, Plectranthus, is said to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. I have never seen a hummingbird on this plant and I can't figure out why, as the flowers are everything they should want... tubular and colorful. The plant, however, does attract large bees which drill holes in the base of the flower and rob the nectar. I have also seen butterflies on the plant sticking their long proboscis into the flower.

This is in a pot and is 2 years old. It cannot tolerate hot sun and is a shade loving plant.
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Sat May 02, 2020 11:17 am

Lovely.
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Carpenter Bee and an unknown to me species. Lots of pollinators in the garden this morning. :)
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Mon May 25, 2020 2:39 pm

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I think this is a bumblebee....on hyssop.
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Mon May 25, 2020 4:16 pm

Having a good time, too!
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A “faux” pollinator. That’s the point of the coloration of this Robber Fly, make the bees and bugs think you are nothing but just another harmless bee looking for pollen and nectar. Stray too close and it’s curtains, like what happen to the June bug. Been seeing these around in the garden, this is the first time I’ve seen one with a kill.
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Tue May 26, 2020 6:53 pm

RIP June bug.

We keep a water bucket on the patio for the dogs. I have to constantly change the the water b/c it attracts so many June bugs. I thought the birds would eat more of them.
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Tue May 26, 2020 10:43 pm

This was visiting some basil the other day.
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from the front
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Bumble bees love raspberry flowers.
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