Friday, May 15, 2015

Queen and Comfrey: Visit VanDusen Gardens this Victoria Day Weekend

 If you want to visit VanDusen gardens, this is the long weekend to do it because there are so many cool plants in bloom and the bees are very busy. The laburnum walk is humming with bumblebees. This comfrey is also a popular spot for the queens and workers. It's a good place to observe different species of bumblebees working alongside each other.

We don't have many redbud trees in Vancouver, but this is a beautiful example of a Judas tree with pea-shaped blossoms that is a bumblebee favorite.

Here's a close-up of the stamens and the nectar guides. The blossoms are a striking hue of hot pink.

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