Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Bees Were Hiding

This is a cute picture of a bee deep inside of a Ducher rose bloom. I've actually never seen bees getting pollen much from roses until just recently. They've suddenly developed a taste for these blooms. A side mention goes to this lovely little rose that does so well for me in the humid heat of Louisiana.


Jim-The Gaudy Garden said...

A wonderful china. How is the fragrance for you?

Davy Barr said...

Jim, at first I could not detect any fragrance on this rose. However, as the plant got older and the blooms got larger, I began to smell it more. It's still not a strong fragrance, but it has a distinct lemon-y smell to me now.

Jim-The Gaudy Garden said...

I have found the same thing with chinas. It takes a few years to get an honest sense of the flower and shrub.