I put the pot of forced hyacinths outside for a good watering and some sun. A few minutes later, they were smothered with bees:
Those pics are of just a few blooms - there are 16 plants in this pot and there were dozens forcing themselves inside the blooms of each plant. I was delighted to see them, but am a bit worried. I've never seen this many awake this early.
This is probably their first meal of the year since there is nothing blooming yet. The daffodils and tulips have barely poked the tips of their leaves above ground.
Hopefully there will be something else flowering for these hungry bees by the time the hyacinths fade. It's only March for pete sake, even the dandelions won't be blooming for at least another month. I'll keep putting the pot outside daily until the hyacinths are done for. Now I wish I had forced lots more.
The temps went directly from freezing to 50's F. It might be much too early for the bees to be awake yet. I sure hope they have some hive food left!
Happy (for the bees) Growing!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
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Holy cow! A ton of garden videos globed together all in one place . . .
If you click the arrow on the upper right, where it says 'change movies', you'll get a nice long list of garden topics to choose from. You'll get the same list by clicking on the bottom left 'open popular searches', so use whichever suits your fancy.
I had another site bookmarked that was sort of like it, but when lightning zapped my old comp last year, I lost it, so I was more than happy to have Stumbled (literally) across this one.
Happy (video) Growing!