Saturday, September 11, 2010

Flower Season at Appleton Farm

One of the best benefits of our CSA is the flowers. This week we were allowed to pick 2 bouquets plus 5 sunflowers, and 1 gladiola.

When I'm picking I find it hard to believe that the bee population has been rather scarily sparse some years. The flower beds have a constant hum of happy bees and you have to pick a little carefully so you don't disturb them. I've brought them home once or twice and when I carefully release them outside, I wonder if they will find their way home. It's not far - maybe 1/2 mile as the bee flies - and I can only hope they have a working gps.

1 comment:

Vivi said...

Gorgeous. Sister Rose has been buying roses and placing them throughout the house -- another wonderment.