Tuesday, July 22, 2008
the returning bees

This plant is a Dasylarium....And there are quite a few varieties of Dasyliriums, but in all honesty, I do not know the name of this particular one.I just know that it is what it is.....And what it is, "is" one of the most unusual plant, I've ever seen, and quite beautiful too, I think. This year it is blooming and the Flower Stalk is quite dazzling, which seems only right for a Dasylirium.....!And a little bit of a closer look...The wonderful thing about this Flower Stalk is it has attracted a plethora of Bees......Yes! I am thrilled to say that the Bees are just swarming all over it, as you can see in this little Video....


video

I took quite a few pictures of the Flower Stalk and was just stunned by the abundance of Bees that were just burrowed in on it. This is definitely another one of Natures Wonders! I've never seen anything quite like this before in all the years I've had my Cactus and Succulent Garden..... Do click on all of these to see them bigger....The one above has so very many Bees, it is quite astounding....And this next picture does, too..... And the fact is, seen as it looks above, you really cannot tell that there are so very many bees all over the top there---another good reason to make it bigger....And isn't it great to know that the Bees have not left Hollywood? This Flower Stalk kind of defies description.....I will show more pictures of it next time, and hopefully you will be able to see how unique it is.....It certainly is obvious just from the pictures I have posted so far that it is not like anything else, except, perhaps, another Dasylirium Flower Stalk, and I am thrilled that the Bees absolutely love it.......






More To Come........








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24 Comments:
had this to say:

Long live those Hollywood Bees!! As much as bees make me shiver (they creep me out a little - bad childhood memories of actually standing on one and being bitten I'm afraid!) they are good to have around. As you know.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 12:43:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

It would seem that all the "buzz around Hollywood" is happening in your garden! (snicker)

That's some stalk! And the bee's are more than pleased by your plant! (it's good to be on the good side of the bee's! hehe)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 5:55:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

As usual, the pictures are wonderful.

Sorry I haven't been around much and hoping you're doing well.

Ann

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 6:06:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Hi, Naomi really like the last photo in the series. To be able to take a photo, and actually see the wings of a bee as they fly. It is really neat. Hope you have a great day. We buy honey from a man locally who has hives, and it is common for the bees to make clover honey, or loccus honey, depending on what in around them. We resell it at our local farmers markets, people tell us that the honey all tastes different, some sweeter than others? Do you use local honey, and does it have a distinct flavor?
pat

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 6:57:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

This Dasylarium is gorgeous, Naomi! I have a little fear of bees...Lol! Wow! I saw so much bees around the Flower Stalk! Great video, Naomi!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 7:17:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

We need those bees for sure. What a problem we're having with all of them dying mysteriously.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 8:26:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Darn that is a lot of bees! I'm afraid of them as I don't like getting stung...and it has happened a few times.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 8:57:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Brilliant pictures! What a massive plant. How tall is that flower?

We have a Yucca flowering this year, will post some pics. xx

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 11:40:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

It does appear to be manna to the bees, doesn't it? I am happy to see that bees are thriving somewhere except my house!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 12:30:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Wow, I have never seen such a thing before! Great pics..I just posted some photos of the flowers in my yard today also. None with bees attached though lol

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 3:14:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi,
Thanks for your nice compliments about my orchids! All them was planted by Fernando, he loves orchids so much! I realize that orchids did not attract bees...But the Pink IpĂȘ attract many bees!
A big hug to you!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 3:53:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi:
That last picture is absolutely stunning. To be able to see the bees so up close is terrific.

Great photos again!

Take care,
Anne

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 5:48:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Very nice busy buzzing around Naomi, I am so scare they might just 'turn around' and attack us ;(

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 9:43:00 PM PDT 

Blogger PI
had this to say:

You certainly have the most unusual plants and the wild life must love you for it. Don't get too close. I always feel when my bees are buzzing round an orange shrub they seem to love, that they wouldn't dare sting me but I don't get too close in case:)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 1:10:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Bees are so important to keep crops fertilized. I can understand why you love them on your flowers, Naomi !

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 5:47:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

You're lucky to have all the bees. They pollinate the rest of your garden making sure you have all the flowers to enjoy!

Cheers.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 7:30:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm really thrilled by your fascination for Bees - yeah you might remember I've commented your former post about these important insects and what role they do have in the Nature.

Funny then, Mrs Lifecruiser did post something similar to day.
http://lifecruiser.com/archive/bumblebee-beauty/#comments

btw. Sitting here with RennyBA just beside me. In his leisurehome in Sweden.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 2:26:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Not only the bees loves it - we do too Naomi! I'm sitting here together with Tor - he and Anna is visiting us in our vacation home in Sweden. We are talking about your post and your lovely garden and are commenting at the same time.

Thanks for sharing and cheers from both of us (his comment will probably come right before mine).

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 2:26:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Wow, the bees certainly do love it!! The stalk is so tall and I'm glad it will provide so many bees with all the goodies it has for them to enjoy! Loved the video Naomi!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 5:29:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

As always, your posts are "AMAZING"

Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 7:43:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Your love of the natural world comes through! I left a comment to your comment on Loose Leaf. xo

Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 10:19:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Gorgeous photos! I have never seen this succulent before but it must be a little bee heaven when it blooms. I adore bees because they always seem so happy when they find a good flower full of pollen. We have wild roses in our garden and I swear the bees fly in there and it looks like they have little bee orgasms while collecting the pollen LOL!!! You have a great garden!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 4:43:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Your garden is a constant source of wonder! I am so glad you have your bees back as I know how much you enjoy your garden visitors. It seems that there is always something to see and admire in your garden :)

Friday, July 25, 2008 at 4:53:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

You have THEE most unusual plants/flowers that I've ever seen. They're just incredible. Did you plant all of these, Naomi? Or were they already there years ago when you bought the house?
On the bees...I just saw on a news segment the other night that we're losing our bees in this country. It's terrible! And they really don't know why. So it's very gratifying to see they're still paying a visit to your garden.
Terri
http://www.islandwriter.net

Monday, July 28, 2008 at 7:34:00 AM PDT 

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