“Hey buddy mind if I hitch a ride?” Last night while sitting out on the deck the garden was buzzing with grasshoppers and bees, huge bees at that. I couldn’t resist grabbing my camera to get a few close ups. The grasshoppers sat still for quite a while and didn’t mind me in their face with my camera lens but the bees are another story, they were buzzing from flower to flower making it hard to capture them.
I got as close as I dared, I’m not sure if they are the stinging type but I didn’t want to take any chances. The Black & Blue Salvia was loaded with these big fuzzy bees. Speaking of Black & Blue Salvia mine has exploded this year it started out in a small one foot area and is now stretching six feet out. I know it will need to be divided next spring for sure. I had no idea this stuff could grow so fast. I hope to get the other side of our Deck Landscaped and I plan on moving some of it over there.
I’m not sure what these two grasshoppers are up to (and don’t want to know) but I though they looked so cute together. I am thinking the one on top is resting while the one on bottom is caring the load, that sounds like a good thing right?
Is anyone else experiencing these huge bees in your flower gardens this year? You can see the Walking Stick Insect here if you missed it.