First Rose, Bumble Bee Bum and Tree Fern

05 Jun

1   Our climbing rose has just opened. I’m hoping that the Wisteria that you can see to the left, still in bud, will come into blue blooms to be a beautiful contrast to the roses.

First climbing rose

First climbing rose

2     Just look at the pollen sacs on this bee – so full and heavy, he could barely get from violet to violet.

Bumblebee bum and pollen sacs

Bumblebee bum and pollen sacs

3   At the weekend I had almost decided that our Tree Fern, new last year had not made it despite all the watering and loving attention I have given it. Three days of really warm sunshine and here are the new growths. My friend, John, said on Monday to be patient and he was right!

Tree fern unfurling

Tree fern unfurling


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13 responses to “First Rose, Bumble Bee Bum and Tree Fern

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    June 7, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I’ve never seen such a tree fern. Lovely.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm

      I thought tree ferns came from your neck of the woods. It seems they don’t so I’m going to have to do some research, 🙂

  2. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    June 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    patience is rewarded–at least that is what I have heard

  3. Kathleen Richardson

    June 6, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Glad to see a bee included in your beautiful offerings, Sally. Hearing too much these days about the declining bee populations.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      It’s both sad and worrying isn’t it. The cold and damp Spring hasn’t done the poor bees any good but we are seeing a few. 🙂

  4. Teepee12

    June 6, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I’d love to see the tree fern when it’s open. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 7, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      I will certainly show you as it grows. I’m going to take lots of photos What’s new there, I hear you ask?! Ours is only a baby so far. Apparently in Hawaii they grow to 30′! 🙂

  5. dhphotosite

    June 6, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    It’s so wonderful when a garden comes back to life every spring!

  6. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    June 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    I learn so much here…Tre fern…never seen…Bee pollen sacs…never seen or even thought about…Where have I been all my life!

  7. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy

    June 5, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I had to smile at the bumblebee bum.. Cute!

  8. makagutu

    June 5, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    You must have a lovely and beautiful garden with all this flowers!

  9. flowerpot

    June 5, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I just love tree ferns! See you tomorrow Sally xx

  10. mybeautfulthings

    June 5, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    From Tom: “The unfurling of the koru,as it is known in Maori has great symbolism..a beautiful sight indeed!”

    I looked it up and found this: The koru (Māori for “loop”) is a spiral shape based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace. It is an integral symbol in Māori art, carving and tattoos. The circular shape of the koru helps to convey the idea of perpetual movement while the inner coil suggests a return to the point of origin.

    Thank you, Tom. 🙂


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