The bumblebees were out in full force yesterday, just looking for some flowers to visit. So many plants are full of buds close to opening, I think the bees are more anxious than me to see them.
This bee kept landing on these peony buds, trying to find one that was open. A few look as though they are close to blooming.
Persian Cornflower (centaurea dealbata) is getting ready to burst open and show the purple flowers that the bees will like.
Lavender is growing quickly now that the weather is warming. A definite bee favorite!
This tall maroon flowered scabiosa is always attractive to the bumblebees.
Meadow Rues (thalictrum) are getting close, you can see a hint of lavender showing here. I thought this plant was long gone. I don't remember seeing it last year, at least I'm pretty sure it didn't bloom.
These tall Columbines (aquilegia) were some I started from seed quite a few years ago. It's much taller and blooms quite a bit later than the rest. The flowers are yellow.
But, Geum 'Fire Lake' is ready for visitors, in fact she just opened yesterday.
I think with the sun that is expected for the rest of the week the bees should have plenty to work with. I see the bees are busily buzzing around already this morning.