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Bee Balm

It is the time of year in my area to change out the crops in the garden. My little gardens have suffered greatly this year because of my accident and the fact that where I have them receives a lot of reflected heat from the side of my house. 147 more words


Butterfly Visitor

Today we had a guest in the garden.  Apparently, butterflies love Bee Balm. :-)


Nature | Goodbye Summer

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Summer has gone, fall has begun. A little tribute to summer.

Thanks a lot for all of your support on all my previous work. 58 more words


Big, Bulky Bombus

This big, bulky bumblebee (Bombus sp.) is enjoying nectaring on its namesake bee balm (Monarda punctuata) in yet another wonderful pollinator photograph… 93 more words

Pollinator Plants

Late Summer Unknown Beauty

I had been watching this unknown plant grow in the midst of my Bee Balm, and almost pulled it out early as an invading weed. 41 more words

Carpenter Bee on Bee Balm

Bee balm (Monarda punctuata) attracts butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Look how pollen from the anthers of the bee balm sticks to the top of this bulky, native southern carpenter bee ( 62 more words

Pollinator Plants

Bee Balm's Beautiful Bracts

What appear to be petals on this bee balm (Monarda punctuata) are really bracts (modified leaves usually associated with a reproductive structure). The flowers themselves are white with purple dots, giving rise to common names like spotted bee balm and dotted horsemint. 163 more words

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