With the sun out (finally) and the temperatures heating up, many plants have started to bloom and the bees and butterflies are returning to the garden. There were swarms of these large bumblebees working over the Baptisia ‘Twilight Blues’ that I have planted in the front garden. The size of this plant makes it almost like a shrub and the flowers, while fairly short-lived, are gorgeous. The bees seem to like them, too, and I know they get pollinated because every fall the black seed pods can be found dangling from the plants.
[…] False indigo (Baptisia australis) is one of my favorite plants for many reasons. First, the bees love it. Bumblebees, particularly, are all over this plant when it is in bloom. It stands about 3 to 4 feet […]
My baptisia didn’t take, but a plant from the same family did – Carolina lupine. It looks very much like baptisia but it has yellow flowers. Very pretty.