Do you remember when Ken and I visited Dan and Jean back in April and Jean had given me a packet of sunflower seeds? Well let me tell you these Lemon Queen Sunflowers are the mother of all bee attracting flowers!
This particular sunflower is part of the Sunflower project to help scientists understand the challenges facing our bees today. One is to count the number of bees that land on a flower in one half an hour. I can tell you that I have NEVER had so many bees in my yard as I have once these flowers bloomed.
You can bet that next year I am going to plant lots of these sunflowers…..early and continuously.
Some other good news on the garden front is my corn….yay!
Ken and I managed to tie up the stalks that had fallen over. We really didn’t hold out much hope for anything to grow, but I couldn’t bring myself to pull it out and I couldn’t just leave it laying on the ground.
Imagine our surprise when we saw the little ears growing! Of course the yield won’t be as good as it could be as some of those stalks are bunched too tightly together, but any corn is better than none at all, right?
You know that Autumn can’t be far away when your butternut squash is looking like this.
This morning we woke up to a very chilly 40 degree morning……it felt GREAT after the humidity we have had most of August.
Of course my summer loving friends would disagree with me, but give me these fall temps any day. :)
Don’t you just love how those little bees line up so nicely in a row?
The blob is almost finished and will make her debut next week.