Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Some Plants for the "Good Bugs"




I confess I can really get all caught up with the big spectacular flowers, the outrageous blossoms, only to overlook the more subtle blooms that are probably the real "work horses" of the farm and garden.

This collection of flowers are among those that provide some of the real nectar for the bees, food for the hummingbirds, host plants for the caterpillars, and a refuge for many of the "good bugs" that are part of a healthy ecosystem. Often subtle but quite beautiful with close inspection.

In order from the top: Dill, Eryngium, Phlox, Salvia.

12 comments:

Laane said...

Hi!

I love your photos. They show how beautiful and delecate the flowers are.
Thanks a lot for sharing them.

Lenox Knits said...

Wow. Great shots. I especially love that first shot. So fine and delicate.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

beauteous beauteous beauteous...I'm hooked on the delicate flowers as well, but sometimes they just don't cooperate w/ the camera if there is even the slightest breeze...these are just great!!

Dr. Lauren said...

What are the white flowers? Those are so amazing. I'm a bit green when it comes to plants and flowers.

WillOaks Studio said...

Thanks for checking in to all!! And I'm so happy to hear you enjoy these more subtle images after the big bold blossom fest I've had going here! The white flowers are a cultivated perennial phlox--it's name is "David" and it has a subtle, but very sweet fragrance. Karen

The Fearless Blog said...

Beautiful.... Here in the Carolinas the flowers are also blooming. But when I return to Florida I won't be seeing all that color. The heat and the summer rains don't allow for many of these beautiful flowering plants to exist.

Three Fates said...

Beautiful!!!

PJ said...

i love the delicacy of the dill. looks like a little fairy parachute.

vixensden said...

They are are so beautiful in their own way and good for bugs too. I especially love the Salvia.

You take beautiful pictures.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I am always amazed at how you capture these closeups so well. They are just gorgeous.

Nancy said...

I think these make for some of the loveliest and most unusual looking flowers:)

BeadedTail said...

Lovely! Your photos are always so beautiful!

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