Wordless Wednesday – Sipping Nectar from Verbena bonariensis in Late September September 30, 2015 / Julie Honey Bee on Verbena bonariensis Common Carder on Verbena bonariensis Red Admiral on Verbena bonariensis Share this:TweetLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Great photographs! I love my Verbena bonariensis, strangely this is the first year they have started to self-seed hear although I’ve heard that they self-seed very quickly in the U.K. Amelia
Thanks Amelia, in the warmer sunnier parts of our garden Verbena b. self sows easily and they are especially happy on gravel and pavement cracks. A bitter winter can kill off the plants but theres always plenty more that pop up from self sown seed the following spring. When I see it for sale on websites and garden centres for a high price, it does make me smile. I hope you start to get lots of new plants now its self seeding for you too.
Wonderful photos Julie!
Thanks Cathy, we are enjoying a week of sunshine before next weeks forecast rain!
Nice ! And color full !!!
Our autumn sunshine seems to be bringing out lots of Bees and Butterflies this week Christiane. We are very lucky.
These are beautiful images.
Thanks Su, we are all enjoying this weeks autumn sunshine, its been a real tonic after the last few weeks rain. And lovely to see some Butterflies back in our garden also enjoying the dry sunny weather.
I would have to say that Verbena bonariensis is the favourite nectar supplier in my garden too! Lovely images Julie.
I had a long walk with my dog this afternoon looking for late native wildflowers and came home to find more activity on these self sown non-natives than anything on my country walk. And this morning cut some Verbena b.to include in a bunch of flowers for a friend, I’ve read they make great cut flowers too.
I don’t find they last long in a vase but the firm is good.
Beautiful photos, Julie. Wow!
Thanks Tina, The sunshine this week is helping a lot!
Lovely images true enough but I always admire when a photographer’s patience and willingness to bend results in images that capture these tiny pollinators in all their fuzzy glory! Stunning!
Thanks Deb, I find it quite thrilling to enlarge the image to see if I’ve caught any ‘action’.
Thank you, the weather is due for more sunshine tomorrow here, hopefully we will see some more Butterflies and Bees before next weeks rain.
Thanks, this weather has been a real bonus for pollinators after the last months rain.
Great shots Julie!
Thanks, my house is neglected in this sunshine, hope you have good weather too!
The detail in your photos is amazing! I love the way the bees seem to be holding the little flowers as if they were cups!
Me too Clare, until I looked on my computer, I had not realised the Bees were doing that. 🙂 Its made me look even closer when I am working in a garden now.
Stunning shots here Jules!
Thanks so much! 🙂
Gorgeous pics, Julie, well done, sharp and spot on 🙂
Thanks so much Annette, hope all is going well with you and your projects. 🙂
That bee looks like it is trying to get every last drop of nectar.
We are due some heavy rain next week, maybe they can sense the change and are making the most of this weeks opportunities in the sun!
Hi Julie. I know you have problems leaving comments on my blog. I have left this via my Word Press Gravatar. I don’t know if this will allow you to add me to your WP reader. Great photos.
Thanks Brian, when I use my iPad, I can’t get to your comments box at all, although I can (at long last) when I use my laptop.
Top notch photos Julie. Nice to see these creatures up close.
Watching wildlife is an absorbing distraction, I feel lucky to work as a gardener and share my day with such lovely company.
Amazing, love the furry bees!
Me too, I am noticing more and more Common Carders than ever before and they don’t seem to mind me peering up closely either.
These are wonderful photographs which I’ve loved seeing. I’ve grown Verbena b. in my garden for the first time this summer so I’m hoping that it will self seed into the garden for the next year and evermore!
I am sure it will do, I lived just off the heath 35 years ago and remember the soil was clay in some parts and sand in others, but its such an easy going plant it seems to grow in any condition. On my sandy soil Verbena b. grows easily and self seeds everywhere.