World Bee Day and Beardtongue Flowers

Today, May 20, is World Bee Day! To celebrate the bees, I'm showing you the bees at work in one of my sunny garden spots. 

The bees are busy moving pollen from plant to plant.

Do you know how the bees communicate? They do the "waggle dance."

The pollen is a source of protein the bees use to feed their young. The bees may not even know how much we depend on them. We would be left with no seeds, vegetables and fruits if pollination did not take place. Can you find the bee in this pic? 

The Beardtongue plants in my gardens are just beautiful! Take a look!

The bees love both of these two plants. I have the white and the purple beardtongue plants. There are also red, and pink plants.

The botanical name for beardtongue is penstemon. It is easy to grow and produces spikes of tubular flowers. I don't do one thing to these plants, and they grow and produce these gorgeous blooms.

I would love to hear if you are seeing pollinators in your gardens. 

Linking to:

Farm House Friday @ County Road 407

Friday With Friends @ My Hubbard Home

Saturday Sparks @ Pieced Pastimes on Friday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Garden Affair @ Jaipur Garden 

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sunday

Love Your Creativity Link Party @ Life and Linda on Sunday at 2pm

Sundays on Silverado @ The House on Silverado

Busy Monday @ A Pinch of Joy on Sundays at 5pm

MET Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

All About Home @ Common Ground, Follow The Yellow Brick Home on Monday at 6pm

Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

1 comment:

  1. I just got two penstemon plants and didn’t know they’re also called Beardtongue. I’ve been seeing a fair amount of bees and now hummingbirds! I like finding annuals that attract the bees too!