I'm seeing some scapes peeking out! H. 'Little Orphan Annie' has the tiniest. But mostly, today it was all about foliage. H. 'Primal Scream' (left photo) won the Best Costume Award today for its deep green foliage and fan-spread. For the Tackiest Costume Award, It's a tie between H. 'Mary's Gold' (middle photo) and H. 'Pamela Williams' (right photo). Why? They've been run over at least twice by someone backing out of our driveway. And I think it was me. So both of them deserve to be divided and replanted in safer beds ... tomorrow ... or the next day. These two are 4 to 5 year old clumps and it'll be a doozie of a time to divide and replant them.
As for the Bees, they're doing fine. Should begin honey
harvest in mid-May and I sampled it straight from the
hive two days ago! It's as Mmm, Mmm, Good. I've never
stacked the hives this high before so I had to make steps
to allow me to safely access the top two - believe me,
it's safe and sturdy!
So you know, the two hive stands stacked up on the right -
I do NOT stand on them - when I take boxes off the top
of the hive, I place them there. I only stand on the single
hive stand! Whew! (It's safer than it looks ...)
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
Rita Bee is simply in awe of what she sees when she stops long enough to smell the flowers and observe what lands on them.