Sunday, April 18, 2010
In spite of the bizarre roller coaster weather we're having this year, my crabapples are hanging tight to their blooms. Here's a pic of the front (unknown) crab in full glory. Last year for some reason it only bloomed near the tips of each branch. But it seems to have reconsidered that look and gone back to full and fluff mode.
I'm happy to report that there is a LOT of bee activity this spring. I've been almost overrun with carpenter bees on the shed. The crabs and ground covers (lawn violets, violas, dandelions, pachysandra, myrtle, etc.) are a-buzzin' with hover bees, mason bees and the like. As the rest of my crabs bloom, I'm hoping to catch sight of some orchard bees too.
Hope your beds are buzzing!