Posts Tagged: Calandrinia grandiflora
Thunder boomed across the garden.The carpenter bee (Xylocopata tabaniformis orpifex) meant business.She headed straight for the slowly opening rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora). Never mind that the petals hadn't quite unfolded. Tackling the tiny...
Pollen-Covered Carpenter Bee
The rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora) attracts its share of insects. This morning the brilliant magenta blossoms drew honey bees, carpenter bees and hover flies. As a hover fly (aka syrphid fly or flower fly) gathered nectar, a spider...
The rain and wind took turns destroying the flowers in our garden last Sunday in a siege not unlike a scene from The Wrestler. The rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora) took a beating, but like Mickey Rourke, it will return. Last year the...
Visitor in the garden
They danced in it, rolled in it, and bathed in it. The honey bees just couldn’t get enough of the rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora). Last week when we visited Vacaville’s El Rancho Nursery and...
What do you mean, I'm too big?
Flight of the honey bee