Thursday, July 1, 2010

St. John's Wort Buzzing

This was a fantastic shrub I caught sight of at my favorite nursery. They had one planted in their landscaping area and it was buzzing with bumblebees. Enough so that I bought one, took it home and planted it! ($15 for a 3 gallon potted shrub is a good price too.)

Though I'm unsure of the species name I know it gets about 4' tall and maybe 6' wide. Loves full sun and dry conditions. Hypericum is a genus of a couple dozen native species, and two or three wide spread imports.

At the nursery it was buzzing with bumblebees.

It didn't take long before the Honey Bees found the one I planted. I love how they jam their face right in there and get the nectar.

One down, loads more to go.