Saturday, March 02, 2013

Today's Flowers: Flowers without Bees?



I was reading the other day about the decline in the number and variety of bumble bees and thinking about the effect on the number and variety of plants that fill our world where we let them. It's a sad thing. Our world needs kindness beginning with the smallest of creatures.

Today's Flowers

12 comments:

A Lady's Life said...

Oh ya. Bumble bees are nice little guys
but seems we have these killer wasps coming up north. Not good news for bees.
Farmers should all have bee hives.

Sylvia K said...

I do so agree with you!! Your roses are exquisite and such rich, beautiful colors! Enjoy!! Hope your weekend is going well, Sandy.

TexWisGirl said...

i know there's a renewed interest in beekeeping, thankfully. i hope more gardeners will try it.

Indrani said...

The disappearance of bees is a serious issue. I hope it is remedied fast.
Lovely roses you have here.

Birdie said...

Beekeeping is on my Bucket List. Right now I just do mason bees.

Lui said...

I read that too.
Quite a sad news.

Une Angevine said...

jolie

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh so right. We have two types of bumbles in our garden. Plus several bumble mimics. It won't be long and we will be able to see them. Can't hardly wait.

guild-rez said...

No flowers - no bees
No bees - no flowers
I am using white clover in our lawns and noticed more bumble bees and other insects in our garden. White clover is very beneficial but many gardeners consider the plants:(
Lovely picture!

guild-rez said...

...consider the plants as weeds!!

DeniseinVA said...

We certainly do, for without bees there will be no flowers. What a very sad thought! Let's be kind to bees.

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, I love those beautiful colors, excellent roses. Greetings.