To bee or not to bee.

Very eager for the growing season to begin last spring, I did buy a garden magazine that had free seeds attached. They where described as deep red velvet sunflowers. Here are four of them! What ever colour, they make me happy! They also make the wild bees around here happy. Bees are heading very close to the list of endangered insects due to extensive use of pesticides, large areas without food, climate changes and other reasons. It's nice to grow flowers that feeds the bees! Our food production relies on them!

Here are some facts about the ever importent busy bees:

And here you can read what gardners can do to save the bees;


  1. They are amazing Eline! very colourful, and I agree with you about the decline of bees. Britain is in a bad way with bees at the moment. They are getting publicity though, which is good, and making people act.

  2. Yes, I've heard about bees being endangered a lot lately. It's great that you can grow some beautiful flowers and help them out :)

  3. Lovely flowers. I saw some bees buzzing around our tomato plant.. I hope they keep coming back! ;)

  4. Foarte interesat subiectul postat de tine, m-am uitat pe blogul tau si imi place ce am vazu am sa mai revin cu siguranta.
    O zi buna!