Winter time colour in the garden from the flowers that are blooming this cold weather season. I love the eye-catching red of the salvia and the vibrance of the violas dotted through the veggie patch. The hot pink of the geranium in its pot is just as glorious. The delicate pale pink flowers, of the ground cover whose names escapes me, cover the ground around the little water tank. The penstemon is still flowering months after its first magenta blossoms opened. The broccoli, that never really amounted to much, is redeeming itself with its bright yellow flowers that signal it is going to seed. So much colour from this Winter's flowers.
Our little native bees take flight now only when the day warms enough. The little entrance to their home is a "hive" of activity; a traffic jam of tiny bees flying in and out.
Our tiny native bees.
A native bee about to land on a flower.
Our tiny native bees work industriously in among the winter flowers. Their favourites seems to be the broccoli and groundcover blooms. I am not sure I have favourites though, I love all of them.
What's blossoming around you right now?