Monday, July 27, 2009

The Flowers and the Bees.

I saw this someplace and filed it away in my mind...Don't remember where I saw it. While watering the garden a bee appeared on a volunteer sunflower. Voila, something clicked in my mind.

The Great Sunflower Project

Just follow these simple steps to help with the research of bees. They are very attracted to Sunflowers and vital to a healthy garden.

1. Sign up and plant your sunflower
2. Describe your garden
3. Time how long it takes 5 bees to visit your sunflower plant
4. Enter your data online or send us your form.

Another link that helps explain.

Glad we let the volunteer Sunflowers be to grow naturally and help this project.

I will update this when I have better results. Today there were 2 bees on one of the flowers in 30 mintues. There was a storm brewing as you may be able to see in the pictures. Here's further proof of a storm; this is Misty hiding from the rain under the trampoline, she goes there for shade as well. Just in case you didn't believe Moi. LOL!



Here are some pictures of your "Flagstone Wildflower Garden" after it was weeded.

I think I can identify Poppies, Flax and Cosmos, not sure of some of the others. One of them looks kinda like Baby's Breath. Not bad for a $1 pack of seeds eh?


  1. Wow! I didn't expect them to be that big!

  2. Your flower pics are beautiful...LOVE the sunflowers ! :o)
    The sunflower fields near us are planted in a space where irrigation doesn't reach and it is used as a cover crop. The plus is that it attracts thousands of bees...the field literally hums !
    I am allergic to bees and wasps, but oddly enough, they don't bother me when I have a camera in my hands or when gardening. LOL

    I will definitely check out that first link...when I get some free time. :o)

    Keep going and growing, Marcie !