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Flower Pictures
« on: May 26, 2007, 01:15:13 AM »
Finally got some plants my bees like. Nepeta x faassenii (catmint).



Other Flowers




Lepeta


When more blooms I may add some.

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Re: Flower Pictures
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2007, 10:59:06 PM »
what zones will catmint grow in?

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Re: Flower Pictures
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2007, 08:37:45 AM »
Catmint, Nepeta faassenii - Zones 3-10

Catmint is a beautiful ground cover with light, grayish-green leaves. Throughout the summer it displays an abundance of soft blue flowers. If the plant is cut back when it is finished flowering, it will produce new blooms. Since catmint is a member of the mint family, it also attracts bees, which help pollinate garden vegetables.

Brendhan I hope this helps you out.
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Re: Flower Pictures
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2007, 11:19:20 AM »
Thanks, I was using mammoth sunflowers.

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Re: Flower Pictures
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2007, 05:49:34 PM »
What pretty flowers!  Great job taking the pics for us!

I have a patch of chocolate mint here that just started flowering.  Of course the girls are all over it.  I love mint, all it needs is some water and it reseeds and regrows every spring.  It's so handy for making drinks and cooking too.

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Re: Flower Pictures
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Re: Flower Pictures
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2007, 02:05:23 PM »
Gladiolus


Butterfly Bush (Dark Knight)



Sunflower-ish plant (some sort of bulb plant)


Ironweed?


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Re: Flower Pictures
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2007, 07:10:55 PM »
Thanks, I was using mammoth sunflowers.

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Brendhan

How did you do with the sunflowers??? I have some mammoth ones just starting to flower and was wondering how the bees did on this. You do not sound to happy????

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Re: Flower Pictures
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2007, 10:20:38 PM »
MrILoveTheAnts.  What incredibly beautiful and breathtaking pictures.  I love to get up and close and personal with flower picture taking too.  I will be posting some eventually.  Keep those pictures coming on!!!  It will brighten up any old day.

Annette.  I think that bees love all sunflower.  I grow several species and they are always full of bees.  Sunflowers are majestic and one of the most beautiful flowers I can think of.  Have a wonderful day, beautiful life.  Cindi
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Re: Flower Pictures
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2007, 11:53:26 AM »
My bees have been given directions and they are on there way over to your buffet! Nice pics. The bees were all over my lavender this year too! Love the gladiola pic. So soft and well lit. Great composition!
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Re: Flower Pictures
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2007, 07:01:30 AM »
MrILoveTheAnts, your yellow bulb plant-sunflower is a dahlia of some sort.  Gorgeous pictures!

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Re: Flower Pictures
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2007, 11:14:32 AM »
Bees and Flowers from Slovenia. I am sorry but I really don't know what kind of flowers are those. They are around our house and mother-in-law is taking care of them :D













This one is my favorite :)



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Re: Flower Pictures
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2007, 11:20:41 AM »
The last picture is a winner  :-D
Sory for my bad english.

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Re: Flower Pictures
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2007, 11:33:51 AM »
It is my favorite hehe :D

This was taken at 5am or couple of minutes later in the morning. I was surprised to see all the bees coming in with pollen this early....


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Re: Flower Pictures
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2007, 12:26:56 PM »
TOPSBARLO-

Great pics too. Your bees look different than my italian hygenics. What type of honetbees are they?
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Re: Flower Pictures
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2007, 01:03:00 PM »
TOPSBARLO-

Great pics too. Your bees look different than my italian hygenics. What type of honetbees are they?

Hi

Those are Carniolan bees :)

Here is some more info from wikipedia !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carniolan_honeybee


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Re: Flower Pictures
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2007, 02:56:15 PM »
MrILoveTheAnts, your yellow bulb plant-sunflower is a dahlia of some sort.  Gorgeous pictures!

It seems I have two of those Dahlia plants but they look nothing alike. Thank you for the identification.

More Photos!


Purple Cone Flower


Sun Flower with a cute little green eyed bee on it. Awww


Some sort of mud wasp on Raspberries flowers. Not exactly a flower picture but the green went with the color scheme.


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Re: Flower Pictures
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2007, 09:55:37 PM »
what camera are you using? Looks great. Love the wasp upside down.
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Re: Flower Pictures
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2007, 10:08:55 PM »
It's just an Olympus SP 510UZ, 7.1 MP, 10x zoom, 2.5 LCD (whatever that is). Also it has a Super Macro feature for close up shots. It's good for honey bee shots but anything smaller starts to get fuzzy.

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Re: Flower Pictures
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2007, 10:06:45 AM »
Beautiful pictures, guys.  Love it when pictures are posted and we are taken into your part of our world.  Beautiful, keep 'em comin' on.  Have a wonderful day, beautiful life.  Cindi
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