October 11th – Write 31 Days – Sagebrush Bees

sagebrush-beesMr. B and I have had this argument about leaving the wild sagebrush plant outside our fence for several years. I want it to stay, he wants it to go. I get why he does. It’s not necessarily a pretty plant. It grows very weedy and is kind of messy. On the plus side, I have figured out that you can prune it down to size and it still flowers. And that is why I want to keep it. The plant blooms late in the season, like, right now. It doesn’t bloom till late September, though most of the time it is in to October before it does. And the plant is rather lovely with that super bright yellow on minty white leaves, or shrub.  The other reason I want it?  The bees, butterflies and flies love it.  There isn’t much around the honeybees like, unless it’s the asters, but they certainly do love the sagebrush.

See them tumbling down,
Pledging their love to the ground!
Lonely, but free, I’ll be found,
Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.   –Sons Of The Pioneers – Tumbling Tumbleweeds

 

Okay, so I’m not talking about tumbleweeds, but it’s late and I’m tired and behind…..

Kate

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