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In Carol's Garden ~ Privet Bee

I was walking out to my mailbox and smelled the fragrance from my Golden Privet hedge. It smells wonderful. I picked some blooms and brought them inside. The house smells of the fragrance now. And of course,  the bees also like it. They don’t mind me if I take my time around them. I managed to get a few shots. The hedge starts out with green leaves then they turn a golden-yellow color, then the tiny clusters of blooms appear.

This photo is a macro shot of the bee enjoying the nectar. It was swarming in bees. I would like to have more of these and they are low maintenance. And they are perennial, they always return in the spring. I will post more photos of the entire hedge later, it is about seven-eight feet tall now. It grows each year. A definite benefit to your yard or garden. Very low maintenance. Just plenty of sunshine.


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Written by Carol DM

Enjoy nature photography. Amateur self-taught photographer and love every minute of the photos from my yard and Dustin's garden. Sunset views from my deck are very peaceful to watch, capture and share. I have two cats, Brendel and the Dude. I share both special and funny moments I capture of them with you.

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  1. Before moving to the desert, I had a yard where my late husband and I planted a privet hedge. We started by spacing them far apart and then took cuttings to root and plant and fill in the spaces. It was a fast growing, nice looking, affordable hedge. Isn’t it amazing how those heavy bees can work upsidedown?

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