Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Bee Balm Jungle

 a bee balm jungle
(all one plant they spread underground)

coral cone flower

digger bee on shasta daisy

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  1. Gardens are a wonderful source of healing magic aren't they?

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    1. Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, yes very healing and so rewarding when they fill in.

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  2. We're having a very dry summer here in Eastern Ontario. My bee balms are just about to bloom and I love them so. Yours are lovely. Can't wait to see the hummingbirds that they attract.

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    1. Hi Ronna, thanks, up until this week we were extremely dry too, I love this magenta color on the bee balm, I have grown the paler blue but this is much more striking and so easy care.

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  3. So jealous of your bee balm. I never did get any this year, but I didn't try very hard either. When I asked the woman who worked at the big box store garden center, she said she had never even heard of it! Next year....

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    1. Hi Michele, thanks, the big box stores don't often have the variety that a smaller nursery has, sometimes you can get it at an herb nursery too. I will see if I can dig up some by pulling back some of the ground cover cloth and send it to you.

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    1. Hi Barbara, thanks, what different a couple of years makes in a flower garden, I remember there was so much space between them all, now I may have to think of dividing some. More work ugh.

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    1. Hi Gigi, thanks, oh I do love being able to go out and clip a few to bring in the house, make it so cheerful.

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  6. Let it be...bees must be the topic of the day/week. I've made mention of them, in a way, in my own blog today! :)

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    1. Hi Lee, thanks, I must check out your blog been bush redoing an outdoor project this week taking advantage of the cooler weather.

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  7. Beautiful Bee Balm; love the color.
    It's a real pleasure to see blooming gardens. With our caterpillar infestation gardening has been a no-go this summer!

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    1. Hi Suzi, thanks, oh we had the caterpillars last year but only on the crabapple, not in the flowers. I am amazed the crabapple even made it, since it was totally stripped clean of leaves before I noticed. This years all is well, I guess mother nature goes in cycles.

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