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Omie
Aug 25th 2010, 08:22 PM
A bumblebee on my sneezeweed (Helenium) this morning:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9fPBEJTqGzw/THW8muMIm0I/AAAAAAAAC9Y/1LiHdqRWn_I/s1600/sneezeweed-bumble.jpg

Mama Beek
Aug 26th 2010, 12:11 AM
Those are really pretty flowers Omie! I'll have to see if I can find some seeds for those.

Bitty Bee
Aug 26th 2010, 06:20 PM
Those are really pretty! Do you know if the bees like them?

hardwood
Aug 26th 2010, 07:31 PM
Beautiful photo too!

Scott

Omie
Aug 26th 2010, 07:58 PM
Thanks folks. :)
The bees do seem to like these flowers pretty well. But not quite as much as they like the Russian sage, Catmint, and Anise hyssop. But this Sneezeweed (also known as Helen's flower or Helenium) is just SO pretty I could not resist getting it for my garden- it combines with the purple and blue flowers so well!

This flower comes in many color varieties from cream to yellow to orange to red:
http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&sour ... =&gs_rfai= (http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&source=imghp&biw=1048&bih=778&q=sneezeweed+helenium&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=)

G3farms
Aug 27th 2010, 05:31 PM
very nice pic!!

I thought for a minute those flowers were great big til I saw the bumble on them.