U.S.A., Washington State. USDA zone 8b. Sunset climate zone 5

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bumblebees on Escallonia

 This is Escallonia in my garden.

 Pale flowers turn the shrubs into a pink cloud when they bloom.

If to stop and look at the shrubs,  one can see hundreds of bumblebees.

 I stood there for a long time watching the fuzzy creatures.

Bumblebees were flying very close to my face, sometimes they touched my hands, but nothing could distract them from the pink beauty.

Relative to the bumblebees, there were very few honeybees there.


Today, I am joining Camera-critters

***Copyright 2011 TatyanaS


  1. Lovely Escalonia ! All those little pink bells ... and so beautiful leaves too.

  2. You are so lucky to have flowers on yours this year. Mine had an appalling amount of winter die-back after that November frost and snow at Thanksgiving last year. I had to cut it back a lot. My hummers like it too.

  3. Beautiful Escallonia flowers. And all the sweeter because the bees love them. AWESOME photos, Tatyana!

  4. Wonderful post. Bumblebees... what a lovely word! We're all pretty worried about our bees these days, so a great article like this reminds people to treasure them and protect them. Thanks for sharing. Jane Gray

  5. Beautiful pics. I noticed quite a few honey bees this spring, but lately I've seen many more bumble bees, and very few honey bees. I've wondered about it.

  6. Tatyana, your Escallonia flowers so beautifully with its dainty pink blooms. This shrub is new to me, at least I haven't noticed it consciously and will do some research on it to get to know it a little better. Thanks for acquainting me with a new plant. That is what I love about blogging besides other things that you learn so much. Great photos of the blooms of the Escallonia, the bumblebees, and the honeybees!

  7. Nicest photos of Escallonia I've ever seen. Thumbs up !

  8. Stunning photos Tatyana....I especially love the one of the bee in flight - awesome! :)

    I've been catching up on your back posts too and I think your new potting bench is great. Himself is going to build me a potting bench, but it'll have to be inside the potting shed as I want to having tipping wooden boxes underneath to keep my compost in! He really shouldn't take me to stately homes and gardens if he doesn't want me to nick their ideas!!!

  9. Thank you everyone! See you on your blogs!

  10. Just lovely! I wish it would grow in my garden.
    It was lovely to meet you at Dragonfly Farms. I wish there had been more time & more chairs.

  11. Love the bees. Gorgeous plant, which I have never seen so it's probably not hardy here in PA.

  12. Beautiful fowers and beautiful photos! I am not familiar with escallonia. I will check it out.


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