Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Late Summer in my Garden - Sunflowers

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We've had sun, clouds, fog and 2 1/2 inches of rain in September.  A very early winter pattern usually not seen until late October.

In the meantime, my sunflowers, which got a very late start, have finally bloomed.

They are attracting a few honey bees, which is the reason I planted them. Honey bees have been in absentia this summer. Partly, I think, because of the very late spring and mostly wet, foggy summer.

Planting sunflowers helps to attract bees to yards and gardens.  Red poppies attract bees also, as do fall Asters and Sedum.

Do you have honey bees in your garden?

Garden Notes:
Tomorrow, Sept. 23rd is the full moon and autumnal equinox. A sunset-moonrise walk is planned. Hopefully photos will ensue.

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Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous capture and I love that deep yellow color! Such a delightful capture for the day and a golden way to start my day! Hope your day is a great one!


maryt/theteach said...

A perfect capture! Thanks for linking to my page! :)

Anonymous said...

I love this flower!

Great shot!