Find the pattern of sunflower seeds in a drying head attractive and fascinating? It's because you're looking at nature's golden ratio, the Fibonnaci sequence
After a two-year wait, the bergamot (monarda) finally flowered. I thought it would bring butterflies, but now I know why it's called "bee balm".
I took a bunch of photos of my Golden dewdrop covered blue flowers to show how many bees were in it. This is the only pic I got of one and it's not even a bee.
A volunteer Pride of Madiera (Echium candicans) covered in big spiky blooms anchors the dry shade garden in front of Sage's Acre in San Diego County in May
The only thing better than the smell of a citrus tree in bloom on a clear morning after a rain is the smell of a whole orchard of citrus trees in bloom.
The first real rains of the season blew down this 20 foot tall agave flower the woodpeckers had stuffed with acorns.
Cleared an area behind the pond for a new succulent / dry garden last weekend. Came out today to find that two White Squill I forgot about are now flowering. Looks like two snakes coming up out of the ground.
You can tell these three bees are American left-hand drive bees because they're doing their pollen gathering counter-clockwise.
All of our gardens -- shade, tropical, native, fragrance and dry -- are at their peak right now. Can you identify which flower lives in which garden?
Wandering along the shady east side of the acre today, I came across this in flower. The plant is a sort of leggy vine sort that's been growing there for years, but I've never seen it flower. Anyone know what it is? Update: Thanks to Reddit and /u/ArtsyPhartsyWoman, I figured out that it was a Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)!