Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Caryopteris Blue Mist Shrub “First Choice”

 

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I love the blue color of the blooms in late Summer and early Fall but the bees just love the blooms period.

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13 comments:

FlowerLady said...

I love blue flowers in the gardens. I have an annual, called blue mist, that self sows which is fine with me.

Great photos of the bee on your Blue Mist shrub.

FlowerLady

HolleyGarden said...

I love that you captured a shot of the bee! This is a great shrub. Glad the bees thing so, too!

leavesnbloom said...

That first photograph looks so artistic Lona. I've that plant in flower here aswell only mine is the Heavenly Blue variety.

Balisha said...

Hi Lona...Did you read that you are a winner at

http://hopalonghollowgazette.blogspot.com/

I think that I read it right...you were one of three names picked.I'm so jealous...
Balisha

Stephanie said...

It's Autumn already? Time flies quickly! Love these pics a lot. The bee work so hard to get some food hehe... And you were fast to snap ;-D Btw I love this new skin. Very autumn Lona! Have a great day.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Those bees are happy with the flowers.

Karen said...

Lona, I'm spending way too much time searching for the 'perfect rock' and not enough time reading my good blogger friends! I'm so sorry to hear you had a spell of vertigo. I have problems with that, too. I wonder what brings it on? That's part of what landed me in the ER last fall and when I feel the dizziness coming on, I really do get scared. I have a 'new' doctor's appointment Oct 14....oh, good golly, I am not looking forward to it, but have to go for the thyroid bloodwork. And my weight, well, that will be a huge issue yet again. It won't budge.

Bring the net, Lona. I'm already humming, "They're coming to take me away, uh-huh, ha ha ha ha."

Hugs to you!

Nezzy said...

Oh girl, what wonderfully professional pictures!

You my girl are quite a talent behind the lens!!!

God bless and have a terrific Thursday sweetie!!! :o)

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Lona, it is lovely! If I could, I would have the whole garden blue!

Grace said...

Hi Lona, I LOVE your new banner photo! You're so talented. The Caryopteris looks great too.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I love these photos! How do you get a white background?

Oh, for Karen, I think the way I got my vertigo was by standing on a 5 gallon bucket and trying to get over a fence to get to a little neighbor boy who was wandering around his back yard, across from ours, and calling for his dad. Of course, the bucket slipped, and I fell down hard. I didn't feel dizzy at the time, though, and can't even remember now how much time passed before the first episode.

It sounds like Karen doesn't have a particular trigger for hers. Did you?

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I just remembered it was a different post when I mentioned that I got very dizzy whenever I bent over.

sweetbay said...

That bee looks very happy and your pictures are beautiful. I adore Blue Mist Shrub and the blue-violet color of its flowers.