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  1. #61
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    Default Re: Washington

    Bees were seen on cherry, plum, and barberry.

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •3/13/16
    •Shotweed (Cardamine oligosperma)

    •3/20/16
    •Japanese rose (Kerria japonica)
    •Wild violet (Viola sororia)
    •Common chickweed (Stellaria media)
    •Large periwinkle (Vinca major)

    Other flowers in my neighborhood include;

    •Barberry (Berberis pruinosa)
    •Heart-leaved Bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia)
    •Pussy willow (Salix)
    •Glory-of-the-Snow (Chinodoxa)
    •English daisy (Bellis perennis)
    •Magnolia

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  3. #62
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    A few bees were seen on kale, but the majority were elsewhere. There are so many flowering trees/shrubs to choose from.

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •3/27/16
    •Lacinato kale (Brassica oleracea var. palmifolia)
    •Purple wood spurge (Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea’)
    •Iceland poppy (Papaver nudicaule)
    •Green alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens)
    •Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)
    •Spanish bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica)

    Other flowers in my neighborhood (I do not know when they first bloomed) include;
    •Winter daphne (Daphne odora)
    •Viburnum tinus
    •Western red cedar (Thuja plicata)
    •Common groundsel (Senecio vulgaris)
    •Many different species and varieties of Prunus

  4. #63
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    Default Re: Washington

    Bellevue, WA as of 3/27/16

    Asian pears, French prune plum, Rainier cherries, big leaf maples continue to bloom.

  5. #64
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    Saw the first bumble bee on a green alkanet. Smaller wild bee species were seen on dandelions. My honeybees were somewhere else.

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •4/3/16
    •Herb robert (Geranium robertianum)
    •Basket of gold (Aurinia saxatilis)
    •Purple rock cress (Aubrieta deltoidea)
    •Brussels sprout (Brassica oleracea)
    •Japanese sedge (Carex hachijoensis)
    •English laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)
    •Oxalis
    •Tulip
    •Blueberry

    Other flowers in my neighborhood (I do not know when they first bloomed) include;
    •Many different varieties of Rhododendron.

  6. #65
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    Dandelions are everywhere, but I have not seen honeybees on them. They are probably working on maples.

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •4/10/16
    •Lithodora (Lithospermum)
    •Orange wallflower (Erysimum)
    •Bugle (Ajuga reptans)
    •Wild bleeding heart (Dicentra formosa)
    •Pink flowering almond (Prunus glandulosa)
    •Doublefile viburnum (Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum)
    •Golden Chain tree (Laburnum)
    •Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)
    •Strawberry

    Other flowers in my neighborhood (I do not know when they first bloomed) include;
    •Bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum)
    •Mexican orange (Choisya ternata)

  7. #66
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    Bigleaf maples are flowering everywhere. Put the 2 nd honey super on.

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •4/17/16
    •Mountain bluet (Centaurea montana)
    •Columbine (Aquilegia)
    •Creeping buttercup (Ranunculus repens)
    •California poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

    Other flowers in my neighborhood (I do not know when they first bloomed) include;
    •Dogwood (Cornus)
    •Forget me not (Myosotis scorpioides)
    •Grass (Poaceae)

  8. #67
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    The temperature hit 90F 6 days ago (). Some bees were seen on kales but the majority were elsewhere (still working on remaining maple flowers??).

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •4/24/16
    •Beauty bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis)
    •Blue salvia (Salvia farinacea)
    •Bridalwreath spirea (Spiraea prunifolia)
    •Chive (Allium schoenoprasum)
    •Climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala)
    •Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus)
    •Red clover (Trifolium pratense)
    •Red stem dogwood (Cornus sericea)
    •Sea pink (Armeria maritima)
    •Shasta daisy (Chrysanthemum x superbum)
    •Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)
    •Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
    •White clover (Trifolium repens)

    Other flowers in my neighborhood (I do not know when they first bloomed) include;
    •English holly (Ilex aquifolium)
    •Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
    •Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
    •Rugosa rose (Rosa rugosa)
    •Wisteria

  9. #68
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    Saw the first blackberry flowers .

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •5/1/16
    •Bearded iris (Iris germanica)
    •Blackberry (Rubus armeniacus)
    •Coral Bells (Heuchera)
    •Fava bean (Vicia faba)
    •Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)
    •Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)
    •Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum)

    Other flowers in my neighborhood (I do not know when they first bloomed) include;
    •Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
    •Mountain ash (Sorbus aucuparia)

  10. #69
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    Blackberry flowers are still early/sporadic, but black locust trees are suddenly in full bloom. Quite a few honeybees were working on the beauty bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis), hanging just above my hives. The rhododendron nearby attracted lots of bumble bees but not a single honeybee.

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •5/8/16
    •Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis 'Mary Washington’)
    •Black locust or false acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia)
    •Goat’s beard (Aruncus dioicus)
    •Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)
    •Morning Glory or Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)
    •Sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima)

  11. #70
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    Lots of honeybees were seen on the beauty bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis) hanging above the hives, but I think the majority foraged somewhere else. There are many black locust trees and a large blackberry bush within 200 yards. Bumble bees and other smaller bee species were on the beauty bush and other flowers in my garden, such as rhododendron, blue salvia, lithodora, and columbine.

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •5/15/16
    •Black elder (Sambucus nigra)
    •California lilac (Ceanothus)
    •Clematis
    •Daylily (Hemerocallis)
    •Dwarf hardy citrus or sudachi (Citrus sudachi)
    •English Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)
    •Globe Gilla (Gilla capitata)
    •Japanese snowbell (Styrax japonicus)
    •Lacy phacelia or blue tansy (Phacelia tanacetifolia)
    •Rock rose (Cistus)
    •Snow pea (Pisum sativum 'Oregon Sugar Pod II’)

    Other flowers in my neighborhood (I do not know when they first bloomed) include;
    •Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
    •Many different varieties of roses

  12. #71
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    Blackberry flowers are everywhere in the neighborhood. The beauty bush is the only plant visited by honey bees in my garden. Bumble bees continue to visit other garden plants as well, such as rhododendron, salvia, columbine, tickseed, lavender, and asparagus.

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •5/22/16
    •Baby Snapdragon or Toadflax (Linaria maroccana)
    •Bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)
    •Cat’s ear or false dandelion (Hypochaeris radicata)
    •Pepper (Capsicum annuum)
    •Privet (Ligustrum)
    •Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
    •Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus)

  13. #72
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    Camping at Camano Island (98292). Ocean spray (Holodiscus discolor) is flowering everywhere.

  14. #73
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    Privet and blackberry are in full bloom.

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •5/29/16
    •Borage (Borago officinalis)
    •Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum)
    •Speedwell (Veronica)
    •Stonecrop (Sedum)

  15. #74
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    Blackberry and privet are still in bloom in the neighborhood. Lots of bumble bees but not a single honey bee forage in my garden. Bumble’s favorite garden flowers are blue salvia and borage.

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •6/5/16
    •Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)
    •Bird's eyes (Gilia tricolor)
    •Crown Daisy or Shungiku (Glebionis coronaria)
    •Evergreen Spindle (Euonymus japonicus “gold spot”)
    •Godetia or Farewell-to-Spring (Clarkia amoena)
    •Hydrangea
    •Plantain lily (Hosta)
    •Scarlet runner bean (Phaseolus coccineus)
    •Sumac (Rhus)

  16. #75
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    Privets are done except some garden varieties. Blackberries are still in bloom.

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •6/12/16
    •Baby’s breath (Gypsophila paniculata)
    •Bachelor's button (Centaurea cyanus)
    •Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii)
    •Chicory or radicchio (Cichorium intybus)
    •Elegant clarkia (Clarkia elegans)
    •Five Spot (Nemophila maculata)
    •Hens and chicks (Sempervivum)
    •Meadow foam (Limnanthes floccosa)
    •Yucca

  17. #76
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    Street trees (Linden, Tilia mongolica and Tilia cordata) near Univ. Washington (Seattle 98105) were in full bloom yesterday (6/16). Lots of bees were working on them. I wish we had those in the neighborhood.

  18. #77
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    Blackberry and sumac flowers remain in part-shade locations. Common privet (Ligustrum vulgare) flowers are long gone but a few other Ligustrum species have begun to bloom in garden hedges. A small number of honey bees came back to my flower garden, working on borage, salvia, and blue tansy.

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •6/19/16
    •Bellflower (Campanula carpatica)
    •Catchfly (Silene armeria)
    •Crocosmia
    •Escallonia
    •Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium)
    •Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
    •Sourwood (Oxydendron arboreum)
    •Tiger Lily (Lilium bulbiferum)
    •Zinnia

  19. #78
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    I think our “main flow” is over, because honey bees are now seen on a variety of flowers, such as blackberry (some still remain around creeks), privet, white dutch clover, cat’s ear, and elderberry. They also visit my flower garden, working on borage, salvia, blue tansy, bachelors button and globe gilia.

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •6/26/16
    •Astilbe
    •Black eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
    •Black mondo (Ophiopogon planiscapus)
    •Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
    •Calendula
    •Evening Primrose (Oenothera)
    •Leek (Allium ampeloprasum)
    •Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
    •Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpure)
    •Queen Anne's lace (Daucus carota)
    •Ramp (Allium tricoccum)
    •Shallot (Allium cepa)

  20. #79
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    In the past week, the 5 most popular flowers in my garden were 1. Blue tansy (Phacelia tanacetifolia), 2. Globe gilia, 3. Salvia, 4. White stonecrop (Sedum album), and 5. Borage (almost gone). In the neighborhood, bees were mostly seen on white Dutch clover and some species of elder (Sambucus) and privet (Ligustrum).

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •7/3/16
    •Autumn Joy (Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’)
    •Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
    •Planes coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria)
    •Thai basil (Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora)

  21. #80
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    Knotweed already blooming near Lake Washington.

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •7/6/16
    •Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)
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