Monday, June 24, 2013

June In the Garden - What's Blooming

The Mountain Laurels are In Bloom

This post is for my friend, who I'll call Rev, a Georgia girl living in Paris, France.  I know she gets homesick and who can blame her when the Mountain Laurels are in bloom here in the Blue Ridge mountains it's a beautiful sight!  The pollen has been so bad this year you can see the build up on the leaves.

The buds are as interesting as the flowers are beautiful.

In white.

Beginning to open.  In pink.

In full bloom!

Bumble bee feeding.

I think this is a yellow jacket perched on the leaf  to the right.
He waited in "line" until the bee was finished with the blossom.

It's interesting to see so many different species of nature's pollinators at work.

Elsewhere around the property the day lilies are beginning to open (the ones which haven't been eaten by the deer). The fern beds are full and the snails are everywhere.

In this garden post I stayed small with close ups.  The next garden post will be the bigger picture.  Rev, a little bit of Georgia for you!